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 58 members of UNESCO’s Executive Board on 13 October nominated Audrey Azoulay of France for the position of Director-General of the Organization, replacing outgoing Director-General Irina Bokova. The nomination will be submitted to the vote of the Gene...More
A model that has revitalized teacher training in parts of rural China as well as a flexible learning programme designed to help Southeast Asian teachers keep pace with rapid technological advances are the co-winners of the 2017 Wenhui Award for Educational...More
UNESCO Bangkok will work with the Asian Forum for Parliamentarians in Population and Development (AFPPD) to bolster political will and improve policy outcomes around comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in Asia-Pacific. The two-year project, “Parliament...More
Teachers are a critical foundation of every society’s long-term strength -- providing children, young people and adults with the knowledge and skills they need to fulfill their potential. But around the world, far too many teachers don’t have the freedom a...More
When she was 12 years old, Devki met the queen of Sweden. Impressed by the girl’s sense of self-possession, the monarch asked her, how can you be so confident? “Well,” Devki replied, “I’m the prime minister.” And indeed she was – prime minister of the Chil...More