Building peace in the minds of men and women

UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office Abuja

Yao Ydo


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

Côte d'Ivoire
Sierra Leone
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When Where
28 January 2013 to 01 February 2013
Akure, Nigeria Workshop to build community radio in Nigeria
04 March 2013 to 05 March 2013
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire UNESCO Africa Regional consultation on an Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) post-2014 programme framework
06 March 2013 to 07 March 2013
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire Workshop in Côte d'Ivoire on the Impact of Environmental Change on Migration in the Sahel
18 March 2013 to 21 March 2013
Ilorin, Nigeria Workshop to build community radio in Nigeria
25 March 2013 to 29 March 2013
Nsukka, Nigeria Scientific Education Week in Nigeria