UNESCO

WHAT IS UNESCO?

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO’s programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

 

OUR VISION

Political and economic arrangements of governments are not enough to secure the lasting and sincere support of the peoples. Peace must be founded upon dialogue and mutual understanding. Peace must be built upon the intellectual and moral solidarity of humanity.

In this spirit, UNESCO develops educational tools to help people live as global citizens free of hate and intolerance. UNESCO works so that each child and citizen has access to quality education. By promoting cultural heritage and the equal dignity of all cultures, UNESCO strengthens bonds among nations. UNESCO fosters scientific programmes and policies as platforms for development and cooperation. UNESCO stands up for freedom of expression, as a fundamental right and a key condition for democracy and development. Serving as a laboratory of ideas, UNESCO helps countries adopt international standards and manages programmes that foster the free flow of ideas and knowledge sharing.

UNESCO’s founding vision was born in response to a world war that was marked by racist and anti-Semitic violence. Seventy years on and many liberation struggles later, UNESCO’s mandate is as relevant as ever. Cultural diversity is under attack and new forms of intolerance, rejection of scientific facts and threats to freedom of expression challenge peace and human rights. In response, UNESCO’s duty remains to reaffirm the humanist missions of education, science and culture.

 

KEY FACTS : A SELECTION OF UNESCO’S SUCCESS STORIES

  • UNESCO preserves 1073 World Heritage sites in 167 countries
  • UNESCO coordinates Tsunami early warning systems all over the globe
  • UNESCO leads global efforts to reach quality education for all
  • UNESCO led the reconstruction of the Mausoleums in Timbuktu
  • UNESCO launched the SESAME world-class research laboratory in the Middle East
  • UNESCO stands up for freedom of expression and condemns the killing of journalists
  • Angkor Temple was removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger
  • UNESCO published General Histories of Humanity, Africa, Asia, Islamic Culture, the Caribbean…
  • 193 Member States, 11 Associate Members, 11 000 Associated Schools…
  • 177 State Parties to the Intangible Heritage Convention
  • UNESCO builds Youth networks across 9 Mediterranean countries
  • UNESCO designated sites represent 10 million km2, equivalent to the size of China

 

UNESCO’S HISTORY

As early as 1942, in wartime, the governments of the European countries, which were confronting Nazi Germany and its allies, met in the United Kingdom for the Conference of Allied Ministers of Education (CAME). The Second World War was far from over, yet those countries were looking for ways and means to reconstruct their systems of education once peace was restored. Very quickly, the project gained momentum and soon took on a universal note. New governments, including that of the United States, decided to join in.Upon the proposal of CAME, a United Nations Conference for the establishment of an educational and cultural organization (ECO/CONF) was convened in London from 1 to 16 November 1945. Scarcely had the war ended when the conference opened. It gathered together the representatives of forty-four countries who decided to create an organization that would embody a genuine culture of peace. In their eyes, the new organization must establish the “intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind” and, in so doing, prevent the outbreak of another world war. Read more about UNESCO history in UNESCO Archives

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