• The Preamble to the UNESCO Constitution establishes the ideal of the Organization: "Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defenses of peace must be constructed." As a specialized agency of the United Nations, UNESCO contributes to the building of peace, eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, science, culture, communication and information.
  • Global priorities:

    • Africa
    • Gender Equality

    General objectives:

    • Achieving quality education for all and lifelong learning
    • Mobilizing scientific knowledge and policies for sustainable development
    • Addressing emerging social and ethical challenges
    • Promoting cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace
    • Creating inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication
  • Themes with interdisciplinary approach:

    • Africa
    • Biodiversity Initiative
    • Climate change
    • Culture of peace & non - violence
    • Dialogue between civilizations
    • Education for sustainable development
    • Forecast and anticipation
    • Gender equality
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Information and communication technology in education
    • Indigenous peoples
    • Response to crisis and transition situations
    • Scientific education
    • Developing island states
    • Youth

UNESCO has 4 operational sectors




Communication and Information