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.
Conservation and restoration projects can submit entries for the 2019 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation until 30 April 2019. The Awards celebrate exemplary efforts by individuals and organizations to restore or conserve structures, places and properties of heritage value
Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental threats of our time, with overproduction, wasteful “throw-away” lifestyles and poor waste management policies around the world contributing to a problem that has gotten out of control. This mismanagement of plastic as a resource has led to the
A four-hour drive from Luang Prabang, following an unpaved, twisting mountain track, is Xaysathan district in Lao PDR’s Sayaburi province, a beautiful mountain area on the border with Thailand. One village in the district, Baan Sathan, hosts less than 200 people from the ethnic minority Khum people.
Language is inseparable from our way of being, our thoughts, our feelings, our joys and much more. It is through our language that we show who we are. If our language disappears, the whole sociocultural foundation of our community of speakers is put at risk. On Easter Island, the Rapa Nui language
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated each year on 11 February since 2015, when it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. This Day is a reminder that women and girls play a