Our Vision

The vision of UNESCO New Delhi Office is to contribute to building peaceful, democratic,sustainable and inclusive societies in South Asia sub-region that secures human rights, gender equality and equity, values knowledge, nurtures a culture of mutual respect, celebrates common identity and diversity, and offers equal opportunities for all to participate and benefit from the processes of economic, social and political development.

Our Mission

UNESCO New Delhi is committed to the attainment of the International and National Development Goals (including MDGs and EFA) and works closely with the South Asian sub-region to strengthen peace and sustainable development, by upholding respect for diversity, gender equality and human rights, and helps to build sustainable, inclusive, green, and knowledge societies by pursuing its core competences.

The major thrust of UNESCO New Delhi will be to work for sharper Organization with greater impact and better delivery, strengthening the cooperation and networking with governments, UN agencies, development partners, civil society organizations, communities and professionals. 

Strategic Direction


  • Enhancing credibility and visibility through up-scaling South Asia sub-regional activities and programmes.
  • Strengthening inter-sectoral activities – make full use of UNESCO’s comparative advantage and added-value to address the complexity of needs of the countries, societies, and people.
  • Focusing on vulnerable and excluded groups and geographical locations – identifying niches and opportunities in these communities.
  • Promoting strategic partnerships with other UN agencies, development partners and civil society.
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