Brunei Darussalam: UNESCO Country Strategy, 2018-2021
The purpose of the UNESCO Country Strategy (UCS) document is to improve UNESCO’s efficiency and performance at the country or regional level. UNESCO interventions in the countries rely on the four key cooperation principles: a) ownership by the Member States and alignment with national plans while fostering implementation of the 2030 Agenda and other main global agreements; b) effective and efficient support to the national priorities within UNESCO’s C/4 and C/5, c) flexibility and d) cooperative work with other UN agencies and development stakeholders.
Since UNESCO Jakarta has a double role as a Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and as a Cluster Office, where as Cluster Office, UNESCO Jakarta works cover all UNESCO mandates: education, sciences, culture, communication and information for programmes in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste, we have published one UCS for each country.
The UNESCO Country Strategy document for Brunei Darussalam is designed as a tool for dialogue with stakeholders, donors and partners at country level, in addition for the identification of prioritization of niche areas where UNESCO’s interventions and assistance at country level can be maximized while avoiding duplications. This UCS also highlights our efforts to serve Brunei Darussalam with a focus on contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through targeted actions on Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, and Communication and Information. We have been actively involved to support our partners in Brunei Darussalam on SDGs 4, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 17.
This UCS is a living document, which will be updated regularly to respond to emerging challenges and opportunities.