International Bureau of Education

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Institutional and organizational development

In order to effectively carry out our core mandate and progressively become the UNESCO Centre of Excellence in Curriculum and related matters, we aim at constantly strengthening our delivery capacity.

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We diligently monitor and manage our stock of capabilities within the broader framework of UNESCO and work to leverage our strong comparative advantage in curriculum matters. Consequently, we emphasize an integrated service delivery approach to most effectively and holistically address needs and demands of UNESCO Member States and to strengthen their capacities to achieve desired learning outcomes.


We therefore recognise our institutional responsibility to expand the IBE human resources and expertise base, to diversify and further develop strategic partnerships, and to increase the financial resources required to improve our delivery capacity.

Our activities

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Preserving the historical heritage of the IBE

Built over a span of 90 years of work, the IBE Documentation Centre features rare books, some of which are unique to the IBE, and archives documenting its history from 1925 to 1969. The IBE is now engaged in digitizing these precious materials and making them available online so that researchers, historians and educationists can easily consult them.Read more