UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office Abuja

UN Building Abuja Nigeria


UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Abuja works across five programme sectors: Education, Natural Sciences, Culture, Communication & Information and Social and Human Sciences. The Office covers 8 countries, namely Benin Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

In 2015, UNESCO Abuja facilitated debates on the EFA national and regional reviews and the education-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 “Education 2030”. Being the last target year for both Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Education for All (EFA) goals, programme activities were focused at accentuating the implementation of MDGs and EFA goals.

Essentially, all the activities were forward-looking, as they also drew inspiration from UNESCO’s Medium- Term Strategy for 2014-2021 (37 C/4), which sets out the strategic vision and programmatic framework for UNESCO’s action in education, sciences, culture, communication and information at the global, regional and country levels.

Its Strategic Priority Objectives for the period include:

1. Supporting Member States to develop education systems to foster high-quality and inclusive lifelong learning for all

2. Empowering learners to be creative and responsible global citizens

3. Advancing Education for All (EFA) and shaping the future international education agenda

4. Strengthening science, technology and innovation systems and policies – nationally, regionally and globally

5. Promoting international scientific cooperation on critical challenges to sustainable development

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When Where
22 April 2014 to 24 April 2014
Lomé, Togo UNESCO's “Assisting Bioethics Committees” Project: 3rd Training Session in Togo
16 April 2014 to 18 April 2014
Conakry, Guinea UNESCO's “Assisting Bioethics Committees” Project: 3rd Training Session in Guinea
17 January 2014 to 19 January 2014
Freetown, Sierra Leone Local Scoping Workshop on the Rites of Passage
16 December 2013 to 17 December 2013
Accra, Ghana Third Regional Forum of Ministers for Social Development of the ECOWAS
24 September 2013 to 27 September 2013
Cantonments - Accra, Ghana General assembly of the African network of UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere programme (AfriMAB)