The education team works to promote the fundamental right to education for all Palestinian children, youth and adults. Activities seek to provide support to the Palestinian Authority through a well-established development assistance programme, as well as responding to more urgent education needs through emergency education interventions in the Gaza Strip and vulnerable West Bank communities.
Specifically, UNESCO has been working closely with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, providing technical assistance regarding teacher education, educational planning and management, non formal education, inclusive and child-friendly education, early childhood development and science education.
Working through various national institutes and centers, and in support of global and national frameworks such as Education for All and the Palestinian Education Development Strategic Plan (EDSP), a key focus has been to address issues of quality in the education system, with a focus on marginalized and vulnerable groups. UNESCO works closely with the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education, other UN agencies and NGOs. This includes by engaging with global and local coordination mechanisms such as the Cluster system, the Education Sector Working Group and the UN Education Thematic Group.