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. It seeks 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.
As a Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Beirut provides support to the Arab Region to improve the quality and relevance of education and learning and promote a holistic approach to education encompassing all levels, pathways and modes of delivery. The mission of UNESCO Beirut is to support Member States in strengthening their education and learning systems in pursuit of SDG4-Education 2030 Agenda, encapsulated in Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) – equity, inclusion, quality and lifelong learning – by working to improve education systems and convening countries to discuss issues of common concerns and agree on joint cooperation. In all its work, education is promoted as transformative.