UNESCO’s Office in Tashkent was established in 1996 as a project office in the field of culture. UNESCO has a unique role to play in strengthening the foundations of lasting peace and equitable and sustainable development.
Advancing cooperation in education, the sciences, culture, communication and information holds strategic stakes at a time when societies across the world face the rising pressures of change and the international community faces new challenges.
UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategy for 2014-2021 (document 37 C/4) sets out the strategic vision and programmatic framework for UNESCO’s action in education, sciences, culture, communication and information at the global, regional and country levels over the next eight years.
The 39 C/5 reflects UNESCO’s action and response to contemporary challenges by delivering fully on UNESCO’s mandate and its five functions defined in the MediumTerm Strategy (37 C/4), while at the same time supporting Member States to take the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the Paris Climate Agreement forward.