UNESCO is the only UN agency with a mandate to work across all levels of education, including formal and non-formal education. UNESCO was entrusted to lead and coordinate the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 - Education 2030 Agenda, leveraging its national, regional, and global convening power to provide high-level direction as much as technical advice and support at all levels. Read more...
UNESCO focuses on five education priority intervention pillars in Afghanistan:
• Sector-wide education policy and planning, data, monitoring and statistics
• Education response to the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
• Support to curriculum and teacher professional development for general, youth and adult basic and higher education
• Literacy and non-formal education
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...
- Culture and Development
- Diversity of Cultural Expressions
- World Cultural Heritage
- Culture and Emergencies
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...