UNESCO Education UIL

UNESCO Education Sector, France

Knowledge Management Services (KMS)

The Knowledge Management Services Unit is responsible for the communication, information and knowledge resources of UNESCO’s Education Sector, which includes the Sector’s internet and intranet portals, publication services, ED’s IT network and LAN administration and information research and organisation services. Although not specialized in adult education, KMS information services are a source of information on adult education worldwide.

Areas of Specialization:

Basic education, Early childhood education, Education, Educational policy, Educational research, Gender issues, Health, Health education, Higher education, HIV / Aids education, Lifelong learning, Literacy, Nonformal education, Out of school education, Peace education, Sustainable development, Teacher education, Vocational education

User Profile:

National educational institutions; international organizations; NGOs; researchers; consultants;
students; UNESCO staff

Contact Information


7, place de Fontenoy
F–75352 Paris 07 SP

(+33–1) 456 80824
(+33–1) 456 85624
Contact person:
Sylvie Cochet

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
Parent Organisation:
Salma Zulfiqar, Chief a.i., Knowledge Management Services
Information staff:
Countries Served:
Working Languages:
English, French, Spanish

Methods of Data Management

Database Software
UNESCO Bibliographical Database (UNESBIB); WINISIS

Services and Special Activities

Special Activities

The Education Sector Knowledge Management Services (KMS) Unit provides information and documentation services on subjects related to UNESCO’s action in the field of education:

Information research is based on UNESCO’s databases and other specialized databases.

The Education Sector does not have a reading room to consult documents. Requests for information or documentation should therefore be made by email or telephone. If you wish to consult printed documents, please contact us and we will orientate you to the relevant documentation centres / reading rooms.
UNESCO education materials produced by UNESCO Head Quarters, Field Offices and Institutes can be consulted online through the Education website.

The portal which is available in English, French and Spanish is a gateway to information and knowledge on worldwide educational development through thematic websites in key areas.


Education for All; UNITWIN; regional educational innovation networks; Associated Schools Project Network

Other material

Challenges and Obstacles in Carrying out the Work

Strengthening of knowledge outreach services in order to improve visibility, impact and use of UNESCO education resources.

Strategies and Perspectives to Improve Services

Providing equity of access to information and documentation for educational institutions, for researchers and policy-makers in developing and developed countries through the UNESCO Education website; methodological support in the use of new technologies; access to the education websites made available to UNESCO’s partners; access to UNESCO mailing lists for selective dissemination of appropriate printed materials.