Putting quality education at the heart of development
Since its creation in 1945, UNESCO’s mission has been to contribute to the building of peace, poverty eradication, lasting development and intercultural dialogue, with education as one of its principal activities to achieve this aim. UNESCO is committed to a holistic and humanistic vision of quality education worldwide, the realization of everyone’s right to education worldwide and the belief that education plays a fundamental role in human, social and economic development. In Jordan, UNESCO is currently implementing comprehensive education programmes that sustain the resilience and support the effectiveness of the national education systems in mitigating the impact of the Syria crisis, particularly in the Jordanian host communities.
UNESCO’s educational objectives are to support the achievement of Education for All (EFA); to provide global and regional leadership in education; to strengthen education systems worldwide from early childhood to the adult years; to respond to contemporary global challenges through education. As the only United Nations agency with a mandate to cover all aspects of education, UNESCO’s work encompasses educational development from pre-school through to higher education, including technical and vocational education and training, non-formal education and literacy.
The UNESCO Amman office focuses on assuring the quality of primary, secondary and higher education by integrating literacy, technical vocational training, ASPnet, HIV/AIDS, inclusive education and human rights themes into the Jordanian national curriculum. UNESCO also encourages experimentation, innovation and policy dialogue in the education sector to ensure continuous change and improvement within the national educational system.
UNESCO’s strong relationships with the Jordanian Ministry of Education, government agencies and NGOs facilitate the organization’s success in its project implementation.