Structure of the UNESCO Secretariat


  • Office of the Director-General (ODG)

Programme Sectors:

  • Education (ED)
  • Natural Sciences (SC)
  • Social and Human Sciences (SHS)
  • Culture (CLT)
  • Communication and Information (CI)

Support Sectors:

  • External Relations and Public Information (ERI)
  • Administration (ADM)

Central Services:

  • Secretariat of the Governing Bodies (GBS)
  • Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs (LA)
  • Internal Oversight Service (IOS)
  • Ethics Office (ETH)
  • Bureau of Strategic Planning (BSP)
  • Bureau of Human Resources Management (HRM)
  • Africa Department (AFR)
  • Secretariat of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize (CRP)

Field Offices

UNESCO Institutes and Centres