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Building peace in the minds of men and women

Welcome to the Strategic Transformation Portal



Help UNESCO set the global agenda

UNESCO is launching an unprecedented public survey to gain insights into global sentiment on the major challenges that threaten peace around the world. Read more

An effective response to COVID-19

Proof of the effectiveness of the Strategic Transformation was tested and evidenced during COVID-19 Read more

Positive changes through leadership development

The challenges of leadership are constantly evolving, and modernized leadership and management of the Organization was one of the expected outcomes of the Strategic Transformation process. Read more

The power of intergenerational talks

On 16 July, the DDG called for a meeting between Young UNESCO and the Steering Committee of the Strategic Transformation Read more

Environmental sustainability at the core of our work

In the face of climate change, loss of biodiversity and environmental pollution, UNESCO and the United Nations are calling for unprecedented, concrete and immediate action for the environment. Read more

Latest Newsletter

UNESCO 2030 Staff Survey shows strong belief in effectiveness heading into the next decade.
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The High Level Reflection Group

"There's tremendous progress coming from #Africa" - Mohamed Sidibay.

Each and every one of us can do something to build #peace and to promote inclusiveness.

"Education should not be a privilege, it should be a basic right" @MajaMakovec

"We need people to get excited about technology, machine learning & AI as a tool of self-expression & problem-solving..." @lindaliukas

"There's a big crisis with the post-truth society, with fake news (...) Good, verified & independent journalism plays a very important role in society" - María Teresa Ronderos

"Gender equality starts in the minds of people, and it starts with #education - @kunikoinoguchi.

"We need the values that @UNESCO is putting forward more than ever" - Cédric Villani.







Matthieu Guevel, Director of Communications and Public Information a.i.

Nicholas Jeffreys, Assistant Director General for Administration and Management

Charaf Ahmimed, Head of Transformation Support Unit, Office of the Director General

Shahbaz Khan, Director UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Marlova Jovchelovitch Noleto, Director UNESCO National Office in Brasilia, Brazil

Esther Kuisch-Laroche, Director UNESCO Cluster Office, San Jose, Costa Rica

Salah Khaled, Director of UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office (Central Africa), Yaoundé, Cameroon

Lidia Arthur Brito, Director UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean, Montevideo, Uruguay.


Activities & Events





Strategic Transformation Support Unit

Charaf Ahmimed
Senior Advisor in the Cabinet of the Director General

Tarja Turtia
Transformation Project Manager

Lotfi Aoulad

Liliana Mota
Associate Programme Officer


Ellen Ledger