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The Global Centre of Excellence in Curriculum and related matters

IBE-UNESCO became the first ever intergovernmental organization in the field of education established to advance peace through education in 1929. Originally founded by a group of renowned educationalists in Geneva as a private institute in 1925, IBE-UNESCO was led by the famous Swiss psychologist, Jean Piaget for almost 40 years. It joined UNESCO in 1969 as an international centre of excellence in comparative education. IBE-UNESCO has and will continue its quest for excellence as the global centre for curriculum and related matters. 

Director's office

Since July 2014, Dr. Mmantsetsa Marope has assumed the role of IBE-UNESCO Director, responsible for the leadership and management. Bringing her extensive leadership expertise and specialized knowledge, she has revitalized IBE-UNESCO's role as a Centre of Excellence in Curriculum, significantly expanding the geographical outreach and range of services.