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UNESCO Abuja in a nutshell

About UNESCO Regional Office in Abuja

The UNESCO Abuja Office was created in the early 1960s as a National Office. In 2013 UNESCO Abuja Office evolved into a Multisectoral Regional Office for West Africa. It covers eight countries, namely Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo. In this region, UNESCO is present with National Offices in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, and with Antennas in Liberia, Togo, and Benin. In addition, a project office has been established in 2018 in Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The Office works across all the five Major Programme Sectors of UNESCO: Education, Natural Sciences, Human and Social Sciences, Culture, and Communication and Information. It is committed to collaborating with the Member States and other partners to implement a stronger and better-targeted strategy to build peace, eradicate poverty and achieve inclusive sustainable development.

UNESCO/FCTA YouthMobile Project Phase II

UNESCO Mandate and Mission

All you need to know about our Strategy

The lab of ideas, the lab for change!

Commitments and Actions

"We are living in a unique period in human history. The dawn of a technological revolution, combined with climate challenges, heralds a major anthropological transition. These changes raise questions about humanity itself. Faced with technological developments, environmental changes, and at the risk of these transformations deepening inequalities between and within societies, we must now, more than ever, cultivate, preserve and transmit what makes us human.

This ambition summarizes UNESCO’s core work since its inception. Today we carry out this kind of work in all areas of our mandate, so that education, culture, science and information can serve to build a more just and sustainable future.

The purpose of this publication is to present some of UNESCO’s specific achievements over the past year. This short and illustrated report tells the stories of the men and women who transform the ideals of the Organization into reality."

A Year in Snapshots

Audrey Azoulay, Director General