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.
Parents and families are the first and principal caregivers and educators of their children. Realizing that in many countries , centre-based ECCE programmes are costly and do not reach all children, UNESCO has been promoting Community-Based Parenting Educa...More
Well-trained teachers are especially important for and central to the quality of ECCE, as they can offer child-centred, stimulating and language-rich learning experiences. UNESCO Bangkok, in partnership with the Southeast Asia Ministries of Education Organ...More
Innovations as Inspiration in Asia-Pacific Early Childhood Care and Education Teaching UNESCO Bangkok project to document and showcase effective approaches to learning in children’s crucial formative years “Teachers are the main determinants of quality pre...More
ECCE is among the most underfunded sectors in many developing countries. This situation is against the research evidence that quality ECCE can contribute to children’s holistic development and their future productivity and that investment in ECCE is consid...More
At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including, SDG 4 “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” a...More
Background There is a clear shift of focus from universal primary education to lifelong learning in the SDG4 - Education 2030 agenda. Early childhood care and education (ECCE) covers the period below the age of eight, and quality ECCE learning experience n...More