EDUCATIONUNESCO’s mission is to promote education as a fundamental human right, to improve the quality of education and to facilitate policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building.
Promoting equity in education is essential because over 75 million children do not have access to primary school, learning outcomes are poor in many countries and some 776 million adults lack basic literacy skills. Access, inclusion and quality are leading challenges facing policymakers in all countries.
As the lead agency coordinating the global drive to achieve Education for All, UNESCO works with a wide range of partners to make education a top priority on international, regional and national agendas.
The Organization places particular emphasis on reaching countries farthest from the EFA goals, improving the quality of education through better policies for teachers, advocating for more investment in literacy and early childhood, the more neglected goals, and mobilizing more resources to achieve education for all.