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.
Dr Lakshmi Ramachandran is a Scientific Writer and Outreach Coordinator with the National University of Singapore’s Mechanobiology Institute and was a delegate at UNESCO’s recent International Symposium and Policy Forum, “ Cracking the code: girls' educati...More
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