Our Mission

IIEP’s vision is rooted in the understanding that education is a basic human right. No child, youth or adult should be excluded from learning opportunities that will allow him or her to live decently, access and exercise their rights, and engage in civic life. IIEP is particularly concerned with expanding quality education to provide equitable and relevant learning opportunities to all. Therefore IIEP envisages a world in which all children and youth benefit from quality learning opportunities for sustainable development and peace.

The Medium-Term Strategy (MTS) of the institute explains IIEP’s vision and strategic priorities for 2014–2017 to support the continued fulfillment of the institute’s mission: to strengthen the capacities of UNESCO Member States to plan and manage their education systems.

This strategy is informed by the debates surrounding the post-2015 development agenda. It supports UNESCO’s eight-year overarching objectives of “Peace and Equitable and sustainable development” and “contributing to sustainable development and the eradication of poverty”.