About us

Assistant Director-General for Culture

Francesco Bandarin was appointed UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture in July 2010.

Who's Who

List of Culture Sector staff members at UNESCO Headquarters and in UNESCO Field Offices.

Strategy  and Programme

As one of UNESCO’s five specialized Sectors, our mission is to advance knowledge, standards and intellectual cooperation in order

  • to protect, safeguard and manage  the tangible and intangible heritage ;
  • to promote the diversity of cultural expressions and the dialogue of cultures with a view to fostering a culture of peace.

UNESCO Chairs

UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in Culture

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