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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 Mekong region has been experiencing rapid economic growth in recent decades and with it have come mainstream and tributary infrastructure development along the Mekong River, riverbed mining and land use change. These developments, combined with the eff...More
A special issue of journal on “groundwater and climate change in Mekong region” this publication is outcome of our last year activity. http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/climate-changes-ties-to-groundwater-focus-of-regional-meeting/?utm_source=twitterfe...More
Climate change and population growth are depleting and degrading the freshwater supplies of a growing number of countries in the Mekong River Basin. Increasing exploitation and contamination of groundwater in these countries poses an immediate threat to su...More