UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation


The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.

In Thailand, UNESCO’s APPEAL program continues to be active in the areas of primary, non-formal and special education whilst the ACEID deals with secondary and higher education and during 2000 was particularly active in education curricula activities. Cultural activities have involved working with universities and promoting awareness of heritage among young people.  Other projects have encompassed the areas of poverty alleviation, human rights, HIV/AIDS and particular attention on Information, and Communication Technology (ICT).





  • Basic Education and Lifelong Learning for women’s empowerment.
  • Implementation of Community Learning Centres (CLCs) e.g. small-scale enterprises and capacity building of the personnel.
  • Two projects on basic education; one for children with special needs and one for out-of-school children.
  • Three on-going projects on HIV-AIDS, Preventive Education.
  • Mobile Training Team project in capacity building for participatory management and delivery of basic and secondary curricula.
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) promotion in schools.

The first phase including a feasibility study is completed.

The Curriculum Development Centre is finalising the design of the project implementation.



  • Thai participation in regional and sub-regional workshops on basic education and lifelong learning.



  • International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education, held in Bangkok

550 persons from Thailand exchanged and disseminated innovative ideas and research on the topic.


  • Negotiation for the establishment of a UNESCO  Chair for cultural resource management at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Part of a network of UNESCO Chairs established at different universities in the region.



























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