Major programmes

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Schoolgirls in a reading class, Ferdeusi school, Kabul, Afghanistan

The work of the five programme sectors of UNESCO - Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information - implements objectives defined by the international community, such as the Millennium Development Goals.

Special themes

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Woman with baby in North Shoa, Ethiopia

UNESCO also works on a number of priorities that require a trans-disciplinary approach, alongside the traditional focus of its five programme sectors.

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