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.
In 2016, the global literacy rate among adults (aged 15 and up) reached 86%, and 91% among youth (15-24 years old), according to the newly released fact sheet from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), “ Literacy Rates Continue to Rise from One Genera...More
Indicators are critical to developing sound evidence-based policies as they help countries monitor and assess progress toward the objectives of education programmes and identify challenges. They are likewise indispensable when it comes to countries’ effort...More
Students learn best in schools that provide safety and social support. However, some young people experience violence and harassment in, around, and on the way to school. This includes gender-based violence (GBV), which can take many different forms and ca...More
This publication is part of the new UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) series – the Sustainable Development Data Digest – that examines the measurement challenges and countries’ readiness to monitor the new SDG 4 targets at the global level. The Survey...More
UNESCO Bangkok’s AIMS (Assessment, Information systems, Monitoring and Statistics) Unit, the regional office of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), is pleased to share “Out-of-School Children and Adolescents in Asia and the Pacific: Left Behind on t...More
UNESCO Institute for Statistics: Fact Sheet, Issue 3, September 2015 The ambitious agenda to achieve Education for All by 2015 was deemed “unfinished business” at the World Education Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Governments there expressed their su...More
UNESCO Institute for Statistics: Fact Sheet, Issue 2, May 2015 In May 2015, the education community met again to discuss achievements and shortfalls in the implementation of the EFA goals and education-related MDGs, and to agree on a joint position for the...More
Quarterly thematic publication, Issue 1, March 2015 Science and technology has always been a foundation of the development in our society throughout history, resulting tremendous growth in researchers in the world. However, there is considerable disparity...More
The End of Decade Notes on Education for All: Goal 1 - Early Childhood Care and Education covers EFA goal 1: Expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. It is the...More
Education for All (EFA) cannot be achieved unless there is All for Education. As we approach the 2015 target, more systematic collection, analysis, dissemination and use of EFA data and indicators at the Ministry of Education, provincial and district educa...More