© 2009 UNESCO Jakarta (Meditating Buddha, Borobudur World Heritage Site, Indonesia)

UNESCO is the only UN agency with a mandate in the field of culture. Through this mandate, UNESCO is playing a unique role to promote human creativity and to safeguard diverse cultural heritages worldwide. In accordance with the Constitution, UNESCO’s Culture Unit is specifically responsible to promote dialogue amongst the Member States and relevant stakeholders in developing cultural policies and action formula that contributes to the global sustainable development.

Culture Unit within UNESCO Office, Jakarta works toward the protection of immovable cultural heritages, the safeguarding of living cultural heritages, and the promotion of intercultural dialogue, social cohesion and diversity in its five cluster countries, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor Leste.  

Areas of action

To achieve these main line goals, Culture Unit within UNESCO Office Jakarta works within the following areas of action:

For more information about Culture Unit programme and activities in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor Leste, please contact:

Ms. Moe Chiba

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