Thematic Areas of Action

UNESCO Addis Ababa covers the Organization's five main areas of actions.


UNESCO's Regional Office for Education in Africa works to improve education through technical assistance, policy advice, capacity-building and advocacy.

Natural Sciences

UNESCO Addis Ababa supports Sciences for Sustainable Development in Ethiopia and the African Union.

Natural Science Sub-titles:
a.      Water Capacity-Building
b.      Water Resources Management
c.      UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Ethiopia and the African Union
d.      Better Buildings for Climate Change Resilience in Ethiopia and the African          Union
e.      The African Environmental Film Series
f.       The Flora and Vegetation of Africa
g.      Floating Mangroves for Tropical Oceans

Social & Human Sciences

UNESCO Addis Ababa works to develop knowledge, standards and intellectual cooperation in order to facilitate social transformations based on the universal values of justice, freedom and human dignity.

Culture Sector

The Culture Sector in UNESCO Addis Ababa focus on preserving and promoting cultural heritage as well as intercultural and interfaith dialogue.

Communication & Information Sector

UNESCO Addis Ababa's work in the field of Communication and Information aims to foster free flow of ideas and universal access to information.

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