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.
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An orphanage opened more than a decade ago at the Thai-Myanmar border offers ‘a future and hope’ to dozens of abandoned and orphaned youngsters When Lily tells the story of her Heavenly Home orphanage at the Thai-Myanmar border, she doesn’t focus much on t...More
Born into poverty and orphaned early on, a young woman finds fresh opportunities and a new life thanks to a flexible education initiative inside Bangkok's iconic Wat Arun “No job, no studies, and no good opportunities,” is how Winda Singhom sums up her pro...More
Rights advocates from throughout the region will have their voices heard at first-ever international ministerial meeting on creating inclusive and safe spaces for all learners UNESCO Bangkok's "School Rainbow" campaign to mark IDAHOT 2014 in which schools...More