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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made accessible, virtual learning for girls more important than ever before. UNESCO is partnering with global tech education nonprofit Technovation , a member of UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition to support countries to develop inclusive learning solutions. Together, they
To achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4, UNESCO recommends significant increases in countries’ education expenditures to at least 4-6% of total national GDP or 15-20% of total national budget. Despite national pledges to increase funding for SDG 4, many countries are still struggling to form a
In 2019, UNESCO Bangkok initiated the pilot project “Women e-nspire Culture” to empower artisan women through the development of digital and entrepreneurial skills to safeguard and promote their traditional knowledge and practices, also known as Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). As part of this
At the end of June, the Myanmar Press Council and UNESCO jointly launched comprehensive guidelines for journalists to report on COVID-19 based on professional standards, while protecting themselves from physical and psychological risks. “Guidelines for Journalists Covering COVID-19: Professional
Artificial intelligence is not only a technological turning point, but also a socio-anthropological disruption. AI technology is becoming ever more prevalent in daily life, affecting everything from how we engage in democratic participation to the kind of jobs we have available and the healthcare