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Building peace in the minds of men and women

Welcome to the Strategic Transformation Portal



UNESCO DG charts a new strategic direction

The convictions she expresses help set the stage for her proposed "pathway to a new UNESCO". Read more

Results from the “World in 2030” Public Survey

The results are already informing UNESCO’s reflections to ensure its programmes are responding to the real-world needs of citizens around the world over the coming decade. Read more

UNESCO’s Strategic Transformation is crucial

It’s a refrain heard often and everywhere: the challenges of this era – such as climate change, mounting inequalities, violence, conflict, and global public health. Read more

Global youth action on climate change

Results of UNESCO’s World in 2030 Survey show that climate change is the most important topic the world needs to address in the coming decade. 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

Interview with Jean-Yves Le Saux and Preliminary Survey Results.
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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