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.