UNESCO History Conferences

  • UNESCO and the Cold War
    4 - 5 March 2010
    University of Heidelberg, Germany

    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.



  • UNESCO and issues of colonization and decolonization
    © UNESCO Archives. 2009

  • UNESCO and Issues of Colonization and Decolonization
    5 - 6 October 2009
    Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal

    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.