Other highlighted issues are:
Education For All
"Education For All is a pre-requisite for the development of a country. UNESCO has worked on this global initiative through a number of projects in both formal and non-formal settings – translating UNESCO’s four pillars of Education into action, where children enjoy learning, with quality education as the ultimate goal"
Education for HIV and AIDS prevention
"The priority that UNESCO has given to HIV prevention education is based on the evidence that education contributes toward the knowledge and skills essential for the prevention of HIV and protects individuals, families, communities, institutions and nations from the impact of AIDS"
Promoting Cultural Diversity
"Placing culture at the heart of development policy constitutes an essential investment in the world's future and a pre-condition to successful globalization processes. UNESCO is committed to promoting cultural diversity as a way to safeguard our legacy for future generations"
Safeguarding the Free-flow of Information
"Through the power of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), UNESCO safeguards the free-flow of information to ensure that people will have better access to information and communication so that they can participate constructively in the process of development and social changes"
Harnessing science knowledge and policy for sustainable development
"The basic and engineering sciences create the scientific underpinnning for innovations, yield economic benefits, and offer improved opportunities to meet basic human needs"
Conserving marine and coastal ecosystems
"Over-exploitation of coastal and marine resources endangers the livelihoods of coastal communities. UNESCO is committed to support locally managed and community-based Marine Protected Areas for sustainable marine natural resource management"
Biosphere Reserves as Learning Laboratories for Sustainable Development
"Through its Biosphere Reserve Network, UNESCO launches innovative interventions and methodologies using scientific, local and indigenous knowledge and practices for reconciling biodiversity conservation and socio-economic development"
Science and Technology Literacy
"Human resources are the critical starting point for science and technology based economies. UNESCO’s objective is to build scientific knowledge, technical skills and engineering attitudes to live, work, and act within the framework of sustainable development"
Responding to Global Geological Challenges
"UNESCO provides a multi-disciplinary platform for exchanging knowledge and methodologies and promotes collaborative projects to address environmental geo-scientific issues relevant to sustainable development"
Integrated Water Resources Management
"With its International Hydrological Programme UNESCO contributes to the understanding of global water issues and the knowledge of the water cycle in order to catalyze inter-governmental cooperation in water sciences as well as management"
Tsunami Early Warning System
"Community preparedness is critical for the success of early warning system. UNESCO works to build local capacity on disaster preparedness reaching out to various groups not only adults but also school children"
Empowering Youth National Policies
"Young people are critical stakeholders in all aspects of development, and their energy, motivation and vision are essential assets for positive social change. UNESCO supports Member States in developing and implementing integrated national youth policies and programmes"