The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Beirut was established in 1961 and has since, a long-standing partnership with Lebanon and the Arab Region, serving 19 Member States. Today, the Bureau assumes the role of Cluster Office for Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the Palestinian Territories in the Middle East. UNESCO works to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO’s programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.
UNESCO Beirut is a member of the United Nations Country team (UNCT) in Lebanon and Syria and contributes to the overall efforts of the UN system in these countries in continuously developing programmes and operations in collaboration with the respective Governments and partners, while taking into account the uniqueness of the crisis situation in these countries.