• Leads through The Education 2030 Framework for Action adopted by 184 UNESCO Member States, as per guided by the Education for All (EFA), and targets the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4).
  • The Framework for Action aims at mobilizing all countries and partners around the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on education and its targets, and proposes ways of implementing, coordinating, financing and monitoring SDG4-Education 2030 to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.



  • Promotes research and capacity-building for the sound management of natural resources.
  • Promotes policies and strengthens human and institutional capacities in science, technology and innovation, with special emphasis on the basic sciences.
  • Promotes knowledge networks for disaster preparedness and mitigation and enhances national and regional coping capacities.



  • Promotes principles, practices and ethical norms relevant for scientific and technological development.
  • Enhances research-policy linkages relevant to social transformations.
  • Contributes to the dialogue among civilizations and cultures and to a culture of peace through philosophy, the human sciences, the promotion of human rights and the fight against discrimination.



  • Promotes cultural diversity through the safeguarding of heritage in all its dimensions and enhancement of cultural expressions.
  • Promotes social cohesion by fostering pluralism, cultural dialogues and the establishment of a culture of peace.
  • Fosters free, independent and pluralistic communication and universal access to information.
  • Promotes innovative applications of ICTs for sustainable development.