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.
This video reflects the pedagogical approach used in ECD programmes which is underpinned by a concern for protecting and preserving cultural heritage in ethnic minority communities and engaging community members in formal learning. The video shows how chil...More
This video depicts how an ECD programme in Solomon Islands seeks to overcome challenges around access to early learning opportunities for children who live far away from state-based schools. It features how teachers draw on community support for ECD and ho...More
This video demonstrates how a radio-delivered pedagogical approach can improve literacy, numeracy and healthy habits among young school-aged children in Pakistan. The approach delivers short, freely available radio broadcasts that include curriculum conten...More
This video captures a pedagogical approach which aims to promote and preserve the Māori language and customs as a means of cultural identity. This approach seeks to use traditional Māori knowledge and practices to address contemporary social and environmen...More
This video shows how the Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) Facilitators in remote areas of Nepal are being supported through development of a ‘customised’ curriculum adapted to suit the local language and context of children attending Centre...More
This video shows how the “Education for Children of Migrant Labour (ECML) program” uses a child-centred, interactive techniques to foster children’s curiosity and love of learning. The video shows how teachers are interacting freely with the children - lau...More
This video captures how Sihuan Playgroup adopts a participant-centered approach utilizing parent and family strengths to provide valuable early learning opportunities for young children, as well as bridging gaps between rural migrant communities and Beijin...More
This video demonstrates a pedagogical approach that has been specifically designed to meet the educational needs of Australian Aboriginal students. This approach integrates culturally relevant outdoor, ‘on-country’ learning for 4- to 8-year old children wi...More
This video depicts an ‘innovative’ approach which reflects Kaede Kindergarten’s firm conviction that children develop through play; indeed, that ‘play makes children human’. Through the ‘Tower Building’ competition documented here, children at Kaede Kinder...More