UNESCO is known as the "intellectual" agency of the United Nations. At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, people must rely on the power of intelligence to innovate, expand their horizons and sustain the hope of a new humanism. UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built.

UNESCO Medium Strategy

Download Medium-Term Strategy (37 C/4) here

The Regional Bureau's Science Support Strategy

Under the Overarching Objective for the science sector, 'Mobilizing scientific knowledge and science policy for sustainable development', UNESCO has defined two Strategic Programme Objectives:

  1. Promoting the interface between science, policy and society and ethical and inclusive policies for sustainable development;
  2. Strengthening international science cooperation for peace, sustainability and social inclusion 

Download The Regional Bureau's Science Support Strategy 2014-2021 here


UNESCO Jakarta Flagship Programme

As per the new strategy, the following four projects have been initiated in 2009:

  1. Biosphere Reserves for Environmental and Economic Security (BREES)
  2. Water Interoperability Networks for Global Change Adaptation (WINGA)
  3. COMprehensive Program to Enhance Technology, Engineering and ScieNCE Education (COMPETENCE)
  4. Strengthening Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities towards Hydro-meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Impacts (StResCom)


UNESCO Jakarta's Key Messages on the Post-2015 Agenda



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