UNESCO’s Education Sector has the following strategic objectives to fulfil its mission:

Capacity-building:  to provide a platform for intellectual and thought leadership for educational innovation and reform.

Laboratory of ideas:  to anticipate and respond to emerging trends and needs in education and develop education policy recommendations based on research evidence.

International catalyst:  to initiate and promote dialogue and exchange of information among educational leaders and stakeholders.

Clearing house: to promote the development and implementation of successful educational practices, and document and disseminate successful practices.

Standard-setting: to develop Standards, Norms and Guidelines for action in key education areas.

See also

UNESCO Education Sector: Strategic Directions


UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategy draft for 2008-2013