The Unifying Theme of UNESCO's Medium-Term Strategy for the following six years, (until 2007), is: Contributing to peace and human development in an era of globalization through education, the sciences, culture and communication.
Draft Medium-term Strategy
Programme and Budget 2006-2007, 33 C/5 Approved
This document provides direction and focus for the third and last phase of the period covered by the Medium-Term Strategy for 2002-2007 (31 C/4 Approved). Hence it has been designed to cast UNESCO’s action in response to the strategic objectives, cross-cutting themes and expected outcomes of document 31 C/4, building upon the achievements, results, evaluations and strategic reviews, especially with respect to Education for All, since 2002 as well as to tackle tasks that are unaddressed. More >>>
(34 C/4), 2008-2013
Available in six languages
Introduction by the Director-General:“I have the honour to present to Member States the draft Medium-Term Strategy which sets out the strategic vision and programmatic framework for UNESCO’s actions and interventions over the next six years, 2008- 2013 (34 C/4 Draft), in all its domains at the global, regional and country levels, against the background of globalization and United Nations reform..."
The Reports on the Director-General’s Consultations of National Commissions for UNESCO in various regions on the Preparation of the Draft Medium-Term Strategy for 2008-2013 (34 C/4) and the Draft Programme and Budget for 2008-2009
| Arab States
| Asia and the Pacific
| Europe and North America
| Latin America and the Caribbean
Questionnaire on the Draft Medium-Term Strategy for 2008-2013 (34 C/4) and Draft Programme and Budget for 2008-2009 (34 C/5)
This questionnaire is designed to elicit the views, suggestions and comments from Member States and Associate Members, together with intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on key principles, priorities and core issues, in line with 33 C/Resolution 1 of the General Conference which should inform the preparation of the Draft Medium-Term Strategy for 2008-2013 (34 C/4) and Draft Programme and Budget for 2008-2009 (34 C/5). More >>>
Established in October 2000, the Bureau of Strategic Planning (BSP) is a central service reporting to the Director-General. It has been assigned both central servicing as well as programmatic responsibilities.
The Bureau of Strategic Planning's principal task is to prepare the Organization's Medium-Term Strategy
and the biennial Programme and Budget
, ensuring that the strategic objectives and priorities set by the General Conference and the Executive Board -- including mainstreaming the needs of women
, least developed countries
as well as other specific strategies -- are duly taken into account at all stages of programme elaboration. These functions are complemented by a monitoring of implementation and related reporting.
BSP manages and develops SISTER
ystem of I
nformation on S
asks and the E
valuation of R
esults) the main tool for a results-based programming, management and monitoring (PMR) system covering both regular and extrabudgetary funds.
BSP also provides a strategic, programmatic focus for two cross-cutting themes
and several issues of a cross-sectoral nature, including co-ordination of the Organization's activities pertaining to the Dialogue among Civilizations
and the International Decade for a Culture of Peace
and Non-Violence for the Children of the World.
Overall, BSP is responsible for UNESCO's participation in and contribution to inter-agency programme efforts within the United Nations system to ensure coherence of orientations and efforts, especially in the follow-up to the United Nations Millennium Declaration
and the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals