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.
The more than 100 factories in Myanmar’s Hlaing Thar Yar Township draw migrant workers from across the country and the township’s location between Yangon and Ayeyarwady Divisions make it a popular temporary home for mobile families looking for work. While...More
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December, celebrating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. This year, special focus is put on standing up for other people’s rights – something UNESCO is...More
Ban Nam Lo is located among the dazzlingly green hilltops of Vieng Phouka district in Luang Namtha province, an hour north by plane from the Lao PDR capital Vientiane. lies a province called Luang Namtha. There are more than 36,000 children who are out of...More
Zulkernai Fauzi had only one directive when he was charged with running a school in the heart of an area of Kuala Lumpur known for its drug activity, prostitution and gangsterism: just keep it open. It was a reasonable request in an area where only two mon...More
On one of her early study trips to Thailand, Japanese native Yoshimi Horiuchi met a teenage boy with muscular dystrophy, who had been out of school for most of his life. The boy’s weakened muscles caused him to fall in the first grade and the school told h...More