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 UNESCO Office in Bangkok and the 1970 Convention Secretariat in Paris are jointly organizing an Asia-Pacific Regional Conference from 29 to 30 June 2021 in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the UNESCO 1970 Convention on Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and
UNESCO is launching a series of reports that reveal the scope of the impact of COVID-19 on the culture sector. The pandemic is disrupting lives, communities and businesses around the world, and has deeply impacted the entire cultural ecosystem. At the same time, the crisis has further revealed the
A language is more than just a means of communication. It's also a way of seeing and understanding our world. Every language on our planet comprises a unique microcosm of beliefs, practices and customs that connects its speakers to their collective past. But today, 43% of them are at risk of being
Information and knowledge have significant impacts on people’s lives. The sharing of information and knowledge particularly through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has the power to transform economies and societies. A workshop on Measuring Digital Transformation in Thailand was
UNESCO recognizes young people as drivers of change and seeks to work with individuals and youth-organizations as partners. In its Operational Strategy on Youth 2014—2021, UNESCO focuses on three types of youth engagement: 1) promote youth participation in decision making and public policy, 2)