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

  • Capacity-building:  to provide a platform for intellectual and thoughtful 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.

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