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.
It has been one year since a 6.8 magnitude earthquake damaged over 400 monuments in Myanmar’s Bagan Archaeological Area and Monuments site. UNESCO has been working closely with Myanmar and international experts since then to ensure that recovery and restoration efforts are well coordinated and meet read more..
An independent and free judiciary and a free press are both indispensable to a democratic society. An independent judiciary serves as a shield or protector of journalists from powerful individuals or sectors that threaten their freedoms. Conversely, journalists should expose powerful individuals or read more..
Key indicators show we’re deprived of the talents and potential contributions of millions of women due to clear gender-based discrepancies in STEM education and occupations The gender gap in STEM education is striking. In higher education, only 35% of all students enrolled in STEM-related fields are read more..
The UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum, “Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM” is fast approaching. This week, we’re providing a preview of the many organizations and initiatives we’ll be showcasing during the three-day event in Bangkok. Share these stories of organizations doing read more..
Tremendous strides have been made in narrowing the gender gap in education in recent decades, with millions of girls and women previously shut out of learning opportunities altogether now exercising their fundamental right to education and thriving in the pursuit. However, beyond the head count, sev read more..