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 restor...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, journa...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...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...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...More
UNESCO report on barriers girls and women face in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to be launched at a three-day International Symposium and Policy Forum, ‘Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM’ The stark gender divide in t...More
UNESCO Bangkok and community-based urban regeneration body Think City have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at promoting outstanding practices in cultural heritage preservation in Asia and the Pacific. Under the newly signed MOU, Think City will...More
Dr Gwang-Jo Kim, Director of UNESCO Bangkok since 2009, has passed away. He was 61. A passionate advocate for education, an ambassador for peace, a beloved leader, a humble, warm-hearted person with talents ranging from classical guitar to hand-crafting ki...More
With the UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum ‘Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM’ now just a few weeks away, we will be releasing STEM-related content each week and invite you to enjoy and share them with your social networks. This wee...More
19-25 June 2017, Panglong Hall, University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar Through the Strengthening Pre-Service Teacher Education in Myanmar (STEM) project, UNESCO is supporting the Ministry of Education of Myanmar in developing the new curriculum for the 4-ye...More
(UNESCO will be taking a global look at the issues raised here at the upcoming International Symposium and Policy Forum Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM ) In March 2015, UNESCO Bangkok launched its new report – A Complex Formula. Girls and Women...More
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has released updated data for education that include a series of newly developed indicators to support the monitoring of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) and the Education 2030 Agenda. Among these is SDG indic...More
If you are affiliated with a tertiary education or research institute that has a ICH-related program or plans to develop one, we invite you to participate in our online survey and thank you very much in advance for your valuable contribution. >> Take the S...More
Some 40% of the world’s population do not have access to education in a language they understand or speak. This is a daunting obstacle as we pursue Sustainable Development Goal 4’s (SDG4) vision of inclusive and equitable quality education for all and one...More
The highest plateau in the world and ancient cities that have helped shape civilizations are among the seven Asia-Pacific sites that have been inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Five cultural sites and two natural sites from Asia-Pacific, including...More
Unwieldy, challenging to interpret and implement, but essential for peaceful, sustainable development – Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 Target 7 puts people first in the global education agenda. It is broad because it speaks to human life in multiple...More