The full form of UNESCO refers to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It is a specialized agency of the United Nations, which seeks to build peace in the mind of men and women through global cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO was formed in the year 1945, with it’s headquartered in Paris, France. Audrey Azoulay is the Director-General of the organization. At present, the Organization has 193 Members and 11 Associate Members under its network.
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UNESCO works towards making the individual live a peaceful life with intellectuality and humanity as its main ingredients. To accomplish this mission, UNESCO develops educational tools, promotes cultural heritage and the equal dignity of all cultures and fosters scientific programs and policies.
UNESCO accomplishes its mission by working on the following areas-
UNESCO works towards educational development starting from the initial stage of schooling, by promoting global citizenship and sustainable development, human rights and gender equality, health and HIV and AIDS, as well as technical and vocational skills development through various events and programs all around the world.
To protect our heritage and foster creativity, UNESCO prioritizes the promotion of cultural development by encouraging the international community to set unambiguous policies and legal frameworks. It also supports governments and local stakeholders to safeguard heritage, strengthen local creative industries and promote cultural diversity.
UNESCO assists countries in funding in science, technology, and innovation (STI), to develop national science policies, to reform their science systems and to build capacity to measure performance through STI indicators and statistics. UNESCO with its member States is treading in the path of fostering the use of science and technology, in particular in the field of bioethics.
Social and Human Sciences
UNESCO along with its member countries and partners, tends to address the challenges of the more diversified society by implementing its programmes such as Management of Social Transformations (MOST), its Youth Programme as well the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence Programme which include, inter alia, initiatives for democracy and global citizenship, intercultural dialogue, peace-building, by promoting the development and the practice of sporting activities, as well as the fight against doping. UNESCO assists the Member States in enacting sound and reasoned policies on ethical issues in science and technology by creating linkages among global ethicists, scientists, policy-makers, judges, journalists, and civil society.
Communication & Information
The activities of UNESCO covered under this domain are fostering freedom of expression, media development, the safety of journalists, universal access to information and knowledge, development and application of Artificial Intelligence respectful of human rights and ethical principles.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, full form of UNESCO has also taken the initiative to focus towards developing ocean science for the wellbeing of the marine ecosystem to combat climate change and maintain the richness of biodiversity.
Lists of resources under the purview of UNESCO-
- World Heritage
- Intangible cultural heritage
- Creative cities
- Biosphere reserve
- UNESCO Global Geoparks
- UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics
- Transparency portal
- Observatory for Killed journalists
- World Inequality Database on Education.
- UNESCO coordinates Tsunami early warning systems all over the world
- UNESCO led to the reconstruction of the Mausoleums in Timbuktu
- UNESCO established the SESAME world-class research laboratory in the Middle-East
- UNESCO’s programmes seek to work towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.
- UNESCO’s programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.