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.
UNESCO and the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) are now collaborating to launch a project to train local heritage guides in the World Heritage Site of the Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns in Sukhothai,...More
Founded in c. 1350, Ayutthaya became thye second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. Ayutthaya was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1991 under World Heritage criterion (iii) bearing a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or...More
Demonstration and Training in the Application of International Standard of Conservation at My Son Monuments, Viet Nam Project Overview In 1999, the My Son Sanctuary was inscribed in the World Heritage List, under Criterion ii and Criterion iii . Under Crit...More
with support of in cooperation with After a hiatus of more than a decade in culture sector cooperation, UNESCO Bangkok implemented the “Capacity Building for Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in Myanmar” project in 2012 in close collaboration with Myanmar’s D...More
In 1998, Xieng Khouang Province , UNESCO and the Government of Lao PDR initiated a multi-year phased programme to safeguard and develop the Plain of Jars. The goal of this Lao-UNESCO Programme for Safeguarding the Plain of Jars is to put mechanisms in plac...More
The conservation of Thailand’s heritage buildings and sites require craft and trade people that are trained with necessary skill-sets to ensure that correct techniques and materials are used. In Thailand, age-old building traditions and skills that were tr...More
Champasak Management Plan Champasak Heritage Management Plan - PART I Champasak Heritage Management Plan - PART II Champasak Heritage Management Plan - PART III Champasak Heritage Management Plan - PART IV Champasak Heritage Management Plan - PART V GIS Ca...More