UNESCO`s cultural conventions and projects provide platforms for international cooperation and create a global system of cultural governance based on human rights and common values. UNESCO`s programmes contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals set out in the 2030 agenda adopted by the United Nations (2015). The contribution to the 2030 programme was specified in an elaborate narrative for each expected C/5 result, which also presents key elements of the theory of change, takes into account the overall priority of gender and youth equality and identifies areas of interdisciplinary cooperation. He supported the adoption of integrated approaches in the design and implementation of UNESCO`s INTERVENTION. The successful application of results-based management has also been pursued by the formulation of clearer performance indicators, associated benchmarks and targets, broken down between Africa and SIDS Member States, established in accordance with the integrated budget framework (i.e. based on assessed and voluntary remedies and the funding gap). – Education. The main objective is to achieve inclusive and equitable education, to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, to help countries implement SDG 4-Education 2030 and implement UNESCO`s mandate from the international community to guide the coordination of the agenda and monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in education (4) and in achieving other sustainable development goals. The issue of women in science is a major priority for the UIS and the theme of an award-winning interactive data tool (uis.unesco.org/apps/visualisations/women-in-science/). With the support of the Swedish government, UIS is developing new indicators and methods to better track the status of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Alliance of Megacities for Water and Climate (MAWaC) intends to organize an international forum for cooperation for water dialogue to help megacities adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. It will involve all stakeholders in the water sector, national and local governance leaders, civil society representatives, researchers, urban planners, policy makers, utility companies and service providers, and will provide a forum for them to learn from each other, exchange best practices, cooperate with technical, academic and financial institutions, and design and implement individual responses to the challenges posed by climate change and urban growth.