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Europe and North America

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UNESCO’s three Institutes and two Centres in Europe and North America assist countries in addressing specific education challenges at regional and global levels.  

Each institute and centre in Europe has a distinct mission:
International Bureau of Education (IBE) - to enhance curriculum development and educational content
International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) - to help countries design, plan and manage their education systems
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) - to promote literacy, non-formal education, adult and lifelong learning
Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) - to assist countries to use information and communication technologies in education
UNEVOC - to improve education for the world of work

UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics (UIS) in Montreal, Canada provides global and internationally comparable statistics on the world of education.

UNESCO has two liaison offices: one in New York, United States, the other in Geneva, Switzerland.











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