Education transforms lives and is at the heart of UNESCO’s mission to build peace, eradicate poverty and drive sustainable development. It is a human right for all throughout life. The Organization is the only United Nations agency with a mandate to cover all aspects of education. It has been entrusted to lead the Global Education 2030 Agenda through Sustainable Development Goal 4.  

UNESCO provides global and regional leadership in education, strengthens education systems worldwide and responds to contemporary global challenges through education with gender equality as an underlying principle. Its work encompasses quality educational development from pre-school to higher education and beyond.

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The number of students in universities has more than doubled globally in the last two decades to 235 million. And it’s expected to double again in the next decade, along with international student mobility.

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Video playlist

Education transforms lives. Every day around the globe. This playlist shows UNESCO’s action in education and our vision for the future of learning. 

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Publications

History under attack: Holocaust denial and distortion on social media
UNESCO
United Nations Department of Global Communications
2022
UNESCO
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5th global report on adult learning and education: citizenship education: empowering adults for change
UIL
2022
UNESCO
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Global education monitoring report 2022: gender report, deepening the debate on those still left behind
UNESCO
2022
UNESCO
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Leave no child behind: global report on boys’ disengagement from education
UNESCO
2022
UNESCO
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Reimagining our Futures Together: A New Social Contract for Education
UNESCO
2021
UNESCO
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