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.
Tomi Matsuba’s transformation of Omori, a town in Japan’s Shimane Prefecture, has become a global model of sustainability and safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage. After moving to the old mining town with her family nearly 40 years ago, Ms Matsuba and her husband devoted themselves to breathing
What do you think of when hearing the word ‘youth’? What about the ‘United Nations’? And youth engagement with the United Nations? One possible answer – ‘scary’. That response, half-jokingly thrown out at a recent Safe Spaces for Youth event, addresses a serious challenge. Empowering young people is
For the female students of the Thungmahamek School for the Deaf, ICT provides an invaluable opportunity for empowerment – the toolkit for equal access to economic and social advancement. That potential represents the promise of technology at its best, overcoming disadvantages and allowing each
BANGKOK – United Nations will gather Youth and Sustainable Development Goals advocates for this year's International Youth Day under the theme of Safe Spaces for the Youth. Exploring the role of safe spaces in achieving freedom of expression, mutual respect, and constructive dialogue, International
Interview with Baskara T. Wardaya on education about the Holocaust and genocide in Indonesia Baskara T. Wardaya is the director of the Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (PUSDEMA) at Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. In December 2017, he participated with Juharyanto from