Make Mothers Matter at UNESCO

The mission of UNESCO is to build peace through education, science, culture, communication, and information. Through its advocacy work, MMM promotes: 

  • The importance of girls’ and mothers’ education and their ICT training
  • The crucial role of mothers for early childhood development, as they are the de facto primary caregiver and educator of their children, in particular during the early years
  • The need for recognition and integration of mothers as peer educators with other stakeholders in formal education programs
  • The need for recognition and support of mothers, as major actors in education for peace and global citizenship

 

MMM at UNESCO, what impact for mothers?

The mother is at the heart of many topics discussed at UNESCO. Through its advocacy work, MMM recalls this reality to promote supportive policies.

Thematic Focus: The Essential Role of Mothers for Education

Education has a central place in UNESCO's mandate. MMM advocates for the education of girls and mothers, and for the recognition of the role of parents in education

Thematic Focus: Mothers and Peace

Peace begins in the home. MMM promotes the important role that mothers can play to develop a culture of peace and the untapped resources they represent.

UNESCO MMM Partnership for Field Projects

MMM builds bridges between its members and UNESCO National Commissions to implement field projects - with and for mothers

Recent News from MMM @ UNESCO

Support for our UNESCO team

30.04.24

To strengthen our advocacy team at UNESCO, we are looking for a bilingual French-English volunteer, to represent us and bring the voice of mothers to UNESCO's various bodies.

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UNESCO Forum addresses Transforming Mentalities, Building Change and Women’s Empowerment

10.02.24

UNESCO, Paris - "Every political promise is addressed to children, every genuine commitment requires confronting the challenge of transmission. From a spiritual, metaphysical and human point of view, we can't i

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Unpaid care and domestic work a major obstacle to girls’ education

14.11.23

UNESCO, General Conference - Taking the floor as part of the General Policy debate, MMM denounced the impacts of gendered stereotypes and gender roles on girls' access to education. As care needs are expected t

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Children at the heart of World Conference on Early Childhood Care & Education

26.11.22

Following the September 2022 Transforming Education Summit (TES) held in New York, the UNESCO World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (WCECCE) was launched on November 14th in Tashkent, Uzbekista

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World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education: MMM promotes shared parenting

03.11.22

Organised by UNESCO, the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education will be held from 14-16 November in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. We will be there and are organising a side event on the transformative p

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Making the case for Gender Equal Parenting: Vital for Early Childhood Development and a transformative tomorrow

04.10.22

At MMM, we believe that sharing the invisible work of caring and educating children more equitably is a quadruple win: essential for early child development (ECD), beneficial for both men and women, as well as

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