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With its mission to contribute to sustainable human development in a culture of peace, underpinned by tolerance, democracy and human rights, UNESCO Bangkok manages a great variety of programmes in the Asia-Pacific region and in the cluster of the “Mekong” countries - Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Singapore, Viet Nam and Cambodia.

Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL) promotes literacy, early childhood care and education, primary and inclusive education and lifelong learning.

Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) works on educational innovations for sustainable and human development with a focus on higher education, teacher education and ICT in Education. Š

Education Policy and Reform (EPR) supports national education policies, financial planning, sector management and reforms of education and technical and vocational education and training. Š

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) supports education stakeholders to face the issues of climate change and post-conflict and post-disaster situations. Š

HIV Prevention and Health Promotion (HP2) priorities its focus on technical support, capacity-building, policy advocacy and programme development targeting young people, with a particular focus on those from key populations at higher risk of HIV exposure. Š

Assessment, Information Systems, Monitoring and Statistics (AIMS) is the Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). Š

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (IOC/WESTPAC) implements marine scientific research programmes for the protection of oceans and coasts. Š

Natural Sciences (SC/IGCP/GGN) has a regional advisor role for the International Geosciences programme and Geopark. Š

Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP) promotes ethics in science and dialogue among countries. Š

Culture (CLT) supports the safeguarding of heritage in diverse forms, and promotes creativity and cultural diversity for sustainable development. Š

Communication and Information (CI) promotes communication development, knowledge societies and freedom of expression. Š

Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) shapes UNESCO’s public image and raises the organization’s visibility in Asia and the Pacific through media and communications activities, publications, the Bangkok office website and social media. It also provides Knowledge Management and IT solutions to improve working procedures and overall efficiency.