KYO (Know Your Organization) – UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization- Its purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. It is the heir of the League of NationsInternational Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.

UNESCO has 195 member states and nine associate members.

Most of the field offices are “cluster” offices covering three or more countries; there are also national and regional offices.

UNESCO pursues its objectives through five major programs: education, natural sciences, social/human sciences, culture, and communication/information.

Projects sponsored by UNESCO include literacy, technical, and teacher-training program; international science program; the promotion of independent media and freedom of the press; regional and cultural history projects; the promotion of cultural diversity; translations of world literature; international cooperation agreements to secure the world cultural and natural heritage (World Heritage Sites) and to preserve human rights, and attempts to bridge the worldwide digital divide. It is also a member of the United Nations Development Group.

UNESCO’s aim is “to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information”.

Other priorities of the organization include attaining quality Education For All and lifelong learning, addressing emerging social and ethical challenges, fostering cultural diversity, a culture of peace and building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication.

The broad goals and concrete objectives of the international community — as set out in the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) — underpin all UNESCO’s strategies and activities.

Flag of UNESCO.svg
Abbreviation UNESCO
ONUÉSC
Formation 16 November 1945 or 4 November 1946[1]
Type Specialized agency
Legal status Active
Headquarters Place de Fontenoy, Paris, France
Head Irina Bokova
Director-General of UNESCO
Website www.unesco.org

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s