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.
On 1 February 2021, Afghanistan will become the 11th State Party to ratify the Asia-Pacific Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education, known as the Tokyo Convention. This historic step marks another important milestone for increased learner access to fair and transparent
The Russian Federation is the 10th State Party to ratify the Asia-Pacific Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education, known as the Tokyo Convention. After UNESCO received the instrument of accession, the Convention entered into force in the Russian Federation on 1 January
UNESCO Bangkok launched the TechCul Initiative to develop digital solutions and business models to address the existing challenges faced by the culture and creative sector across the Asia-Pacific region. A total of 443 participants from 34 countries registered for the UNESCO Online Ideathon event
Background Building and sustaining positive peace in the Asia-Pacific requires a holistic approach to resolve and redress unjust structural social, political, cultural and economic factors to build stability, prosperity, harmony and progress. ‘Positive peace’ in this context is not just the absence
Background The Asia-Pacific region is home to more than 4.4 billion people, or about 60% of the world’s population (ESCAP, 2016). Development gains in Asia and the Pacific have achieved appreciable progress for the last decades. Despite rapid economic growth, social development and technological