UNESCO , the UNITED NATIONS Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization, was created in 1945 in order to respond to the belief of nations that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace and that peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.
Based in Paris, UNESCO, builds networks among nations by mobilizing education, building intercultural understanding, protects WORLD HERITAGE sites and supports cultural diversity.
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“UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built.”
UNESCO in the news:
The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed three new elements on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding: