UNESCO strives to address global challenges through principles of global ethics and by promoting cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue.

UNESCO promotes internationally shared values to achieve peace, dialogue and human development. Through its culture conventions, it protects and promotes heritage in all its forms, and fosters its contribution to the development of local communities.

UNESCO advocates for development approaches that accord culture its rightful place and are likely to result in inclusive and context-sensitive policies .

UNESCO believes that culture is a repository for knowledge, meaning, and value, and is central to shaping the relationship between people and their natural environment.

UNESCO works for culture to drive social and economic development, by promoting cultural heritage, cultural and creative industries and cultural tourism.

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