UNESCO has been providing technical assistance to the Ministries of Education, Higher Education, Labour and Social Affairs as well as TVET Authority in the areas of system building, planning and policy, curriculum reform (both formal and non-formal education), improved access to literacy and non-formal education. UNESCO’s previous support was also in terms of capacity building, the major achievement in that regard is the development of Afghanistan’s third National Education Strategic Plan (NESP III). UNESCO also serves as ministry of education’s lead partner in the curriculum reform process.


The extremely rich heritage of Afghanistan, tangible and intangible, resting on a unique geographical position between east and west and drawing on a millennial history of crossroads forcibly led the UNESCO Kabul Office on a challenging path. Read more...




Communication and Information

UNESCO’s Communication and Information Section has been working with the Government of Afghanistan and media professionals to develop policy frameworks to support media pluralism, and to develop effective communication and information guidelines. UNESCO supports the government and civil society stakeholders to preserve the freedom of press, freedom of expression, access to information and the safety of journalists in the country.

Social and Human Sciences

Hamdeli, in Dari means “the ability to understand and share the feelings of the other.” This is the name the Maslkh’s Internally Displaced People (IDP) youth group chose for their theatre group during a participatory theater activity organized by the UNESCO Kabul office in 2017 under the umbrella of the “National Program for Culture and Creative Economy” (NPCE). Read more...