The Organization has 54 field offices around the world. Its headquarters are located in Paris, France.
Its mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.
The Organization focuses, in particular, on two global priorities, Africa and Gender equality, and supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, through all its programmes.
Girls and women face multiple challenges that compromise their education opportunities. One area of longstanding concern is the low rate of female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and consequently STEM care...More
BANGKOK – 19 OCTOBER 2016: Asia-Pacific is quickly becoming a global leader in mother-tongue based multilingual education (MTB-MLE) – momentum an international conference that opened here today looks to seize and build upon for the benefit of millions of e...More
From the Dakar Framework for Action to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the emphasis on the importance of gender equality has been consistent. SDG5 is the specific goal that promotes gender equality and empowers all women and girls. SDG4 – Educatio...More