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.
The rapid advancement of technologies and their ubiquitous use in our daily lives have dramatically changed the way knowledge is created and disseminated. As a technology-enhanced pedagogical approach, blended learning – the deliberate combination of onlin...More
Countries across the globe are reaching to learning assessments as a way of improving educational outcomes. Large-scale data on learning outcomes is increasingly available in the Asia-Pacific region, whether through participation in national, regional, or...More
The pursuit of happiness has always been the aspiration of all human beings. In recent years, a growing global movement for happiness has been driven by mounting global challenges that are undermining happiness in wider society; namely income inequality, g...More
Large-scale data on learning comes are becoming increasingly available in the Asia-Pacific region, as more and more countries and jurisdictions participate in regional and international assessments as well as organize national assessments of their own. How...More
Our ever-changing world requires for learners to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to cope with constant social and economic change, as well as to adapt to and manage unpredictable realities. This requires a transformation of education and training...More
A new policy brief written jointly by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and UNESCO Bangkok, entitled “Using large-scale assessments of students’ learning to inform education policy: Insights from the Asia-Pacific region”, has just been...More
What factors might be causing the low participation of women Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields? What can be done to attract more girls and women into STEM in Asia and beyond? The report, A Complex Formula. Girls and Women in Sc...More
What are countries doing to promote peace through education systems in the Asia-Pacific region? This new report - Learning to Live Together: Education Policies and Realities in the Asia-Pacific – provides an analysis of how education systems in the region,...More
The Happy Schools Project was launched in June 2014 in the aim of promoting learner well-being and holistic development in schools. The 2016 report - Happy Schools! A Framework for Learner Well-being in the Asia-Pacific – is one of the main outcomes of the...More