UNESCO


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Org typeAgency
HeadIrina Bokova
Director-General of UNESCO
StatusActive
Established16 November 1945[1]
HeadquartersParis, France
WebsiteUNESCO.org

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (French: L'Organisation des Nations unies pour l’éducation, la science et la culture. It is an agency of the United Nations (UN).

UNESCO says its purpose, as defined just after the end of World War II, is "to build the defenses of peace in the minds of men and women". It does this by helping nations work together, through education for all, science, and culture. This is supposed to help other nations follow the rule of law and human rights. It also helps promote some freedoms in the UN Charter.[1]

UNESCO has 195 Member countries.[2]

UNESCO tries to achieve what it wants to do through six programs: education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, communication and information. Some projects sponsored by UNESCO are literacy, technical, and teacher-training programmes. UNESCO also decides what will become World Heritage Sites. A World Heritage Site is an important, special, interesting or beautiful place. If a place is a World Heritage Site, the place can not be destroyed, as it can give useful information for the future. The Uluru, for example, gives a lot of information on the culture of Aborigines. UNESCO is also a member of the United Nations Development Group.[3] and works for Millennium Development Goals.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "UNESCO History". www.unesco.org. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  2. "Member States | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization". Portal.unesco.org. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  3. "UNDG Members". Undg.org. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
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Afrikaans: Unesco
Alemannisch: UNESCO
አማርኛ: ዩኔስኮ
Аҧсшәа: ИУНЕСКО
العربية: يونسكو
aragonés: Unesco
asturianu: UNESCO
Avañe'ẽ: Unesco
azərbaycanca: UNESCO
تۆرکجه: یونسکو
Bân-lâm-gú: UNESCO
башҡортса: ЮНЕСКО
беларуская: ЮНЕСКА
भोजपुरी: यूनेस्को
български: ЮНЕСКО
Boarisch: UNESCO
bosanski: UNESCO
brezhoneg: UNESCO
català: UNESCO
Чӑвашла: ЮНЕСКО
čeština: UNESCO
Cymraeg: UNESCO
dansk: UNESCO
Deutsch: UNESCO
eesti: UNESCO
emiliàn e rumagnòl: UNESCO
English: UNESCO
español: Unesco
Esperanto: Unesko
estremeñu: UNESCO
euskara: UNESCO
فارسی: یونسکو
Fiji Hindi: UNESCO
føroyskt: UNESCO
Frysk: UNESCO
Fulfulde: UNESCO
Gaeilge: UNESCO
galego: UNESCO
한국어: 유네스코
հայերեն: ՅՈՒՆԵՍԿՕ
हिन्दी: युनेस्को
hornjoserbsce: UNESCO
hrvatski: UNESCO
Ido: UNESCO
Ilokano: UNESCO
interlingua: UNESCO
Interlingue: UNESCO
isiXhosa: I-UNESCO
עברית: אונסק"ו
Basa Jawa: UNESCO
ქართული: იუნესკო
қазақша: ЮНЕСКО
Kiswahili: UNESCO
Kreyòl ayisyen: INESKO
kurdî: UNESCO
Кыргызча: ЮНЕСКО
Ladino: UNESCO
Latina: UNESCO
latviešu: UNESCO
Lëtzebuergesch: UNESCO
lietuvių: UNESCO
Ligure: UNESCO
Limburgs: UNESCO
Livvinkarjala: UNESCO
lumbaart: UNESCO
magyar: UNESCO
मैथिली: युनेस्को
македонски: УНЕСКО
Malagasy: UNESCO
മലയാളം: യുനെസ്കോ
मराठी: युनेस्को
მარგალური: იუნესკო
مصرى: يونيسكو
مازِرونی: یونسکو
Bahasa Melayu: UNESCO
монгол: ЮНЕСКО
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ယူနက်စကို
Nederlands: UNESCO
नेपाली: युनेस्को
नेपाल भाषा: युनेस्को
Nordfriisk: UNESCO
norsk: UNESCO
norsk nynorsk: UNESCO
occitan: UNESCO
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ୟୁନେସ୍କୋ
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: UNESCO
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਯੂਨੈਸਕੋ
پنجابی: یونیسکو
Papiamentu: UNESCO
ភាសាខ្មែរ: យូណេស្កូ
Piemontèis: UNESCO
Plattdüütsch: UNESCO
polski: UNESCO
rumantsch: UNESCO
Runa Simi: UNESCO
русиньскый: ЮНЕСКО
русский: ЮНЕСКО
саха тыла: ЮНЕСКО
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱭᱩᱱᱮᱥᱠᱚ
sardu: UNESCO
Scots: UNESCO
Seeltersk: UNESCO
shqip: UNESCO
sicilianu: UNESCO
سنڌي: يونيسڪو
Soomaaliga: UNESCO
کوردی: یوونێسکۆ
српски / srpski: Унеско
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: UNESCO
suomi: Unesco
svenska: Unesco
Tagalog: UNESCO
Taqbaylit: Tuddsa n UNESCO
తెలుగు: యునెస్కో
тоҷикӣ: ЮНЕСКО
Türkçe: UNESCO
удмурт: ЮНЕСКО
українська: ЮНЕСКО
اردو: یونیسکو
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: YUNËSKO
vèneto: UNESCO
vepsän kel’: UNESCO
West-Vlams: UNESCO
Winaray: UNESCO
ייִדיש: אונעסקא
Yorùbá: UNESCO
žemaitėška: UNESCO