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 livelihoods of millions of people in Asia-Pacific – some 3-11% of all workers in countries where data are available – depend on the cultural or creative industries. This number includes those who working directly in cultural industries in a cultural or...More
20 FEBRUARY, 2017, BANGKOK,– Submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The Awards recognize the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored or conserv...More
“Everywhere one looked the same terrific landscape met the eye; the whole horizon was prickly with peaks like some celestial city of towers and spires, over which frothed the grey monsoon clouds.” Frank Kingdon-Ward’s description of the Hkakaborazi area fr...More
Out of 21 properties freshly inscribed onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List this year, over a third are in the Asian-Pacific region. From the last remains of the extinct bronze drum culture in south China, to the work of Le Corbusier in Tokyo, UNESCO has incl...More