UNESCO and the Education Sector
UNESCO's core mandate is to bring education to all the world's people, based on the principle that education is a universal human right.
UNESCO leads the global Education for All movement, aiming to meet the learning needs of all children, youth and adults by 2015.
UNESCO is the United Nations’ specialized agency for education. Since its creation in 1945, the Organization has worked to improve education worldwide.
Running from late 2008 through 2009, UNESCO is holding a series of landmark international education conferences on inclusive quality education, education for sustainable development, adult learning, and higher education.
UNESCO is leading two United Nations’ Decades and is promoting several international days officially recognized by the United Nations.
Quick Link to this page: http://www.unesco.org/education/en/sector