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.
Indonesian geologist Visky Afrida Pungkisari grew up on Java Island, a short drive from Gunungkidul district, now part of the Gunungsewu UNESCO Global Geopark. Now 32 and working as a geologist with Indonesia’s Center of Groundwater and Environmental Geolo...More
It’s not your typical karaoke session. The giggles and apparent trepidation a young woman shows before launching into a Thai love ballad might not be out of place among a group of friends out anywhere in the country, but the focus here is neither on vocal...More
A successful graduate says a UNESCO-run literacy programme made her feel more confident and opened up personal and work opportunities she previously hadn’t dreamed about Twenty-four-year-old Karima grew up forbidden to go to school – first under Taliban ru...More
Videographer Mitsuru Jizodo’s interest in documenting the innovative approach to early childhood education at Kaede Kindergarten was first sparked when he spotted something that was, to him at least, unusual: how his son and classmates would unfailingly le...More
A farmer wants to know more about the chemical substances being dumped into a local lake that are killing the fish that help feed the community. A newly married couple buys a plot of land and looks to begin a new life, only to be told that they need to vac...More