United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication. It strengthens the ties between nations and societies, and mobilizes the wider public so that each child and citizen:

• has access to quality education; a basic human right and an indispensable prerequisite for sustainable development;
• may grow and live in a cultural environment rich in diversity and dialogue, where heritage serves as a bridge between generations and peoples;
• can fully benefit from scientific advances;
• and can enjoy full freedom of expression; the basis of democracy, development and human dignity.

UNESCO's messages are of increasing importance today, in a globalized world where interconnections and diversity must serve as opportunities to build peace in the minds of men and women.

 Focus Areas:

  • Building Knowledge Societies
  • Education for the 21st Century
  • Fostering Freedom of Expression
  • Learning to Live Together
  • One Planet, One Ocean
  • Protecting our Heritage and Fostering Creativity
  • Science For a Sustainable Future
  • Prevent violent extremism

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