Education transforms lives and lies at the heart of UNESCO's mission, which includes building peace, eradicating poverty and driving sustainable development.
UNESCO believes education is a human right for all, throughout life, and that access to education must be matched by quality. UNESCO acts as a global and regional leader in the field of education, works to reinforce education systems worldwide and responds to today’s global challenges through education, with gender equality as the fundamental principle. Its work includes the development of education, from pre-school to higher education and beyond. Subjects include global citizenship and sustainable development, human rights and gender equality, health and HIV/AIDS, as well as the promotion of technical and vocational skills.
Services offered by UNESCO include:
- Legal advice and technical assistance on the formulation and implementation of policy
- Advocacy and mobilization (donations and international cooperation)
- Follow-up (Global annual report in accordance with the new global agenda)
UNESCO also offers support in other important fields, such as the promotion of literacy, higher education, the development of teachers’ training, the improvement of vocational training and the fostering of innovative apprenticeships.