United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized Agency of the United Nations that was established in 1945 in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation that political and economic agreements are not enough to build lasting peace; Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.

 

UNESCO is known as the "intellectual" agency of the United Nations. At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, people must rely on the power of intelligence to innovate, expand their horizons and sustain the hope of a new humanism.  UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life, for it is in the minds of men and women that the defenses of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built.

 

The mission of UNESCO is to contribute to sustainable human development and the promotion of a culture of peace underpinned by tolerance, democracy and human rights through programs and projects in UNESCO's fields of competence: Education, Natural & Social Sciences, Culture, Communication, and Information.