Field Offices

Through its field offices, UNESCO develops strategies, programmes and activities in consultation with national authorities and other partners. UNESCO also operates a number of specialized institutes and centres.

The UNESCO Office in Abidjan was inaugurated on 13 September 2013, in the presence of the Ivorian authorities, UNESCO senior officials, members of the diplomatic corps and traditional leaders.

The UNESCO Office works towards achieving UNESCO's goals: to contribute to building peace, eradication of poverty, sustainable development, and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

The Office in Abidjan is working closely with the government. All projects and all initiatives take into account the National Development Plan (NDP) and the Post-2015 Agenda.

UN Region:
Africa

The UNESCO Multisectoral Regional office in Abuja made tremendous progress within its first year in all the programme sectors: Education; Natural Sciences; Cultural; Social and Human Sciences; and Communication and Information. We were able to reach out to the eight Member States: Benin; Cote d’Ivoire; Guinea; Ghana, Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone and Togo to discuss priority areas of continued collaboration with UNESCO. We also worked to strengthen partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) which also has its headquarters in Abuja.”

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Africa

UNESCO Accra was established in the year 2000 as a Cluster Office covering 6 countries in the West Africa Region. Following the conclusion of the UNESCO Field Offices Reform, in 2014, UNESCO Accra has transformed itself into a national office focusing its activities on Ghana alone. The activities of the UNESCO Accra National Office fall within the programmatic framework of UNESCO covering all domains of UNESCO’s mandate in the areas of: Education; Culture; Natural and Social and Human Sciences; and, Information and Communication. In cooperation with the Regional Office for the ECOWAS Region based in Abuja, under which geographical area it falls, the UNESCO Accra Office works closely with the Ghana National Commission for UNESCO and the Government of Ghana in building strategic partnerships and initiatives, leading to creating and reinforcing policies and programmes aimed at achieving national targets and UN development goals as contained in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) Agenda 2030.

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Africa

Liaison Office to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and National Office for Ethiopia.

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Africa

National Office to Jordan.

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Arab States

Cluster Office to Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Tokelau (Associate Member).

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Asia and the Pacific

Cluster Office to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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Europe and North America

National Office for Iraq.

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Arab States

Mali is gradually recovering from violence and political unrest. While the country is engaging in recovery and reconstruction, humanitarian needs remain high

The UNESCO office in Bamako was established in 1998 as the national office for Mali in an effort to contribute to the sustainable development of local communities through its four main programme areas: education, science, culture, and communication. 

 

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Africa

Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States and Cluster Office to Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the Palestinian Territories.

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Arab States

Cluster Office to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Japan, Mongolia, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

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Asia and the Pacific

Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific and Cluster Office to Thailand, Myanmar, Laos PDR, Singapore, Viet Nam and Cambodia

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Asia and the Pacific

Liaison Office to the European Union and its subsidiaries bodies in Brussels.

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Europe and North America

National Office to Congo.

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Africa

National Office to Brazil.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

House for a Culture of Peace: Bujumbura

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Africa

Regional Office for Sciences in the Arab States and Cluster Office for Egypt, Libya and Sudan

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Arab States

Multisectoral Regional Office for West Africa (Sahel): Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger and Senegal.

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Africa

UNESCO in Tanzania was established in 1974 and is recognized for the central role played in providing material and moral support to the liberation movements which led to the struggle for independence in Southern Africa. The UNESCO Dar es Salaam Office still carries with it the responsibility to support the protection, conservation and promotion of this heritage.

UNESCO Dar es Salaam is a National Office in the East African Region that works in collaboration with the Government, Civil Society, Private Sector and development partners within the UN Delivering as One framework with other UN Agencies to develop and strengthen policies and programmes with the aim to further the building of peace, poverty eradication, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

 

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Africa

National Office to Bangladesh.

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Asia and the Pacific

Cluster Office to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

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Arab States

Liaison Office to the United Nations in Geneva.

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Europe and North America

National Office to Guatemala.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

National Office to Vietnam.

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Asia and the Pacific

Multisectoral Regional Office for Southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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Africa

Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean and Cluster Office to Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Aruba.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

National Office to Pakistan.

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Asia and the Pacific

Regional Office for Sciences in Asia and the Pacific and Cluster Office to Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor Leste

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Asia and the Pacific

National Office to South Sudan

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Africa

National Office to Afghanistan.

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Asia and the Pacific

National Office to Nepal.

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Asia and the Pacific

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Government of Sudan agreed on the establishment of UNESCO Sudan as of December 2006.

UNESCO addresses sharing vision programs for Sudan as road map for achieving the prosperity of Sudanese people hopes during in line with biennial sectorial priorities and medium term strategy, and to assist Sudan in post-conflict and disaster situations, concentrating its efforts to help avoid the recurrence of conflicts by addressing their root causes and to insure recovery and development to prepare the new generation for the challenges of the 21st century.

UNESCO Sudan initiative will perform three major roles:

  • Assist Sudan Government to achieve national strategic goals.
  • Provide special focus on related aspects that poses particular problems.
  • Strengthen partnerships among stakeholders.

 

UN Region:
Arab States

Cluster Office to Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saints Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago as well as the associate member states of British

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Latin America and the Caribbean

National Office to the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1960.

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Africa

The UNESCO Office in Libreville was established in 1998. As a national office, its activities fall within the programmatic framework of UNESCO and the priorities of the Government of Gabon, under collaboration with the Regional Office of the UNESCO in Yaoundé. The Office is engaged in the process of mobilizing partners for achieving the objectives of sustainable development. Through the partnership with mobile phone company Airtel, the Office of Libreville is implementing the project "Train My Generation - Gabon 5000" aimed at training 5,000 young people in Information and Communications Technology.

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Africa

National Office to Peru.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

UNESCO Maputo Office is a national office in the Southern Africa region within the Harare Multi- sectoral Regional Office cluster. In partnership with the Government, other national and international partners, UNESCO undertakes strategic initiatives to create and reinforce the necessary policies, systems, programmes and capacities to reach targets identified in existing national development strategies and in the ongoing UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the Republic of Mozambique. The Office pursues partnership with other components of the civil society whenever their purposes contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, and sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

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Africa

Regional Office for Sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean and Cluster office to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

National Office to Mexico.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

Multisectoral Regional Office for East Africa: Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania.

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Africa

Cluster Office to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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Asia and the Pacific

Liaison Office to the United Nations in New York.

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Europe and North America

National Office to Cambodia.

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Asia and the Pacific

National Office to Haiti.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

Cluster Office to Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

Cluster Office to Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.

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Arab States

National Office to the Palestinian Territories

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Arab States

Cluster Office to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean and National Office to Chile. Project Antenna/Desks: Santo Domingo, Buenos Aires (Villa Ocampo).

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Latin America and the Caribbean

National Office to Uzbekistan.

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Asia and the Pacific

Cluster Office to Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Pakistan and Turkmenistan. Project Antenna/Desks: Dili, Yangon, Ulaanbaatar.

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Asia and the Pacific

Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe

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Europe and North America

The UNESCO Office in Windhoek is a national office that seeks to support the government of the Republic of Namibia to achieve its own National Development Plan (NDP) in line with the Post-2015 Agenda.

As part of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Namibia, UNESCO Office works in synergy with the United Nations Sister Agencies to implement UNPAF (United Nations Partnership Framework) for 2014-2018. UNESCO is leading Pillar I – “Institutional Environment” which includes the following components among others: Policies and legislative frameworks to ensure transparency, accountability and effective oversight of public affairs; Promotion and protection of human rights; Functional monitoring and evaluation and statistical analysis systems in place. 

 

UN Region:
Africa

Multisectoral Regional Office for Central Africa: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, House for a culture of Peace

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Africa