The UNESCO was adopted in London on 16 November 1945 and amended by
the General Conference at its 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th,
10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th,
29th and 31st sessions.
The purpose of the Organization is to contribute to peace and security
by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science
and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the
rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which
are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race,
sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.
Note: The full text of the UNESCO Constitution is available at
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0012/001255/125590e.pdf#constitution, also available in French,