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.
Zeng Xiao is among the growing ranks of Chinese graduates who have pursued rapidly higher education opportunities at home and abroad – but her graduation destination differs from most. While big cities equal opportunities in the minds of many young people...More
Thanakarn (Bella) Vongvitsin made history as one of the first transgender students to wear a gown that reflected her gender identity at a Thai university graduation ceremony. She is used to media attention and driven to inspire others – on campus and off –...More
Materials scientist Dr Nuanlak Watsantachad recalls doing conservation work amid abandoned ruins in the middle of a European winter. “That was a tough time; however, it was not considered something women could not do.” Women also made up 80% of a conservat...More
This is the first in a three-part series examining some of the pressing issues and challenges in the non-formal education sector in countries where UNESCO Bangkok is actively involved in expanding the reach of those under-served by the formal education sys...More
As the ‘ICT for Education: Mobile Broadband in Myanmar’ conference is set to get underway in Yangon, a look back at 18 months of UNESCO and partners’ groundbreaking initiative Eighteen months ago, UNESCO set out to introduce ICT-pedagogy integration in Mya...More