About us

Assistant Director-General for Culture a.i

Francesco Bandarin was appointed Assistant Director-General for Culture ad interim on 1 august  2015 .

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 by:

  • protecting, conserving, promoting and transmitting culture, heritage and history for dialogue and development;
  • supporting and promoting the diversity of cultural expressions, the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage, and the development of cultural and creative industries.


UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in Culture

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