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.
As Myanmar raises the quality of the education system through teacher education reforms, it needs teachers with the right values, skills and knowledge to be effective practitioners. To achieve this, a Teacher Competency Standards Framework (TCSF) provides the guidance to build a quality teacher
The young people sitting together in a classroom at Chiang Mai University came from countries across the region, yet they do not only identify as Cambodian, Lao, Myanmar, Thai or Vietnamese. Instead, this group of about 15 are defined as “indigenous youth”, representing ethnic minorities such as
In the Asia-Pacific, which has the majority of the world’s youth, 21% are not in education, employment or training, and yet enrolment in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) remains low. In commemoration of Sustainable Development Goal 4 and the 19th UNESCO-APEID Conference this
One of the biggest problems facing modern science is gender inequality. It is a well-established fact that women are severely underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, with the imbalance even greater in the ‘hard’ sciences such as computer science, physics and
At the bottom of your grandmother’s old chest, languishing in a dusty cupboard, even literally under your bed, the last century could be hidden in a location closer than you think. Recognizing that films, photos and audio are the primary documentation for the 20 th and 21 st centuries, World