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school girl dreams.gifThe mission of the office is to contribute to sustainable human development in a culture of peace, underpinned by tolerance, democracy and human rights, through programmes and projects in UNESCO's fields of competence - education, the natural and social sciences, culture and communication and information. 

In carrying out this misson, the UNESCO Beirut Regional Office , serves the twenty-two Arab countries in the region in the field of Education. Despite their common language and culture, Arab countries enjoy cultural variations and different national and sub-regional priorities and concerns, which UNESCO takes into account when fulfilling its mandate.

The mission of the Regional Office is to adjust UNESCO’s biennial program implementation to the specific characteristics of the region and to ensure the Organization’s active presence in its Member States.As a Regional Office, UNESCO Beirut acts as a main center of expertise in the field of education for the whole Arab world. As a Cluster Office, its role is to implement UNESCO’s Biennial Program in the fields of Social and Human Sciences, Culture, and Communication and Information with the view of adapting the programmes to the region. The Office is responsible for providing assistance both at upstream level (trough planning and programming) and at downstream level (through implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities).

Main areas of Intervention·

Reconstruction and reform of educational systems.

Cultural development and preservation of national heritage.

Social sciences reform, human rights, democracy and tolerance, social development.

Information and communication reform and development.

Contribution of applied science to sustainable development.

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