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.
‘Gender is Not Uniform’ was a youth-led awareness-raising campaign advocating for flexible uniform policies. Learn more @mybodymyrightsVN “Being a transgender student, I was forced to change my uniform, hairstyle and gestures at school, even though they we...More
Facing discrimination and made to hide her identity early on in her career, Ms Natsima Tangklang now sees herself as a role model for others facing similar challenges and an advocate for inclusive learning spaces for all. When special education teacher Ms...More
"Girls can’t do Muaythai? Rubbish!” says 13-year-old Crystal Cook, scoffing at the suggestion that some might consider it a “boy’s sport”. “Girls have every right to do Muaythai. It is a highly skilled sport that females are excelling at worldwide. Gone ar...More
"Before I learned ICT skills, I felt like I was living my life stuck in a box,” says Sarit “Na Noy” Tipnangrongn, referring to the confines of her circumstances growing up poor in Buriram, one of Thailand’s most impoverished and drought-plagued provinces....More