UNESCO and the Government of Sudan agreed on the establishment of UNESCO Khartoum as of December 2006.
UNESCO addresses sharing vision programs for Sudan as road map for achieving the prosperity of Sudanese people hopes during in line with biennial sectorial priorities and medium-term strategy, and to assist Sudan in post-conflict and disaster situations, concentrating its efforts to help avoid the recurrence of conflicts by addressing their root causes and to ensure recovery and development to prepare the new generation for the challenges of the 21st century.
UNESCO Sudan initiative will perform three major roles:
- Assist Sudan Government to achieve national strategic goals.
- Provide special focus on related aspects that poses particular problems.
- Strengthen partnerships among stakeholders.
Khartoum National Office is under the responsibility of UNESCO Cluster Office in Cairo which mission, like all other UNESCO field offices and units, is to contribute to peace and security in the world. This is done by promoting intellectual cooperation among nations through education, science, culture, social and human sciences and communication. The main objective of UNESO Cairo Office (UCO), as a Regional Bureau for Science in Arab States, is to contribute to the scientific development of the Arab member states.