UNESCO contributes to making the planet habitable for 7 billion people by promoting international cooperation in the sciences, both in the environmental sciences and in investing in science, technology and innovation.

We aim to improve our understanding and management of the oceans, freshwater,   biodiversity and geological resources which are essential to keeping the planet habitable for 7 billion people and to creating and disseminating scientific knowledge, the key driver for economic and social development.

Through the instrument of science policy, UNESCO assists countries to invest in a strategic way in science, technology and engineering to find new tools and solutions to sustainable development. 

UNESCO networks and designated sites including biosphere reserves, geoparks, river basin networks, ocean observing systems, tsunami warning systems, networks of centres of excellence in the basic and environmental sciences, science parks and technological incubators all contribute to a sustainable future in a densely-populated world.

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