UNESCO was an important arena for the Cold War, but it was also an actor with an agenda of its own. The purpose of this conference was to explore different historical perspectives concerning the extent of the Cold War’s impact on UNESCO and vice versa.
This Conference invited students and scholars utilizing a range of methodological approaches and intellectual frameworks to reflect on UNESCO’s historical role, relevant orientations and actions in regard to colonialism and the era of decolonization.
On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, UNESCO hosted an international symposium on the Organization’s history. The objective of the symposium was to inspire research on topics relating to the history of the Organization.