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 Economist (April 27-May 3, 2013), quoted the late Margaret Thatcher as saying, “Young people ought not to be idle. It is very bad for them.” Unfortunately, more young people are being idle according to statistics from OECD, ILO and the World Bank....