UNESCO opens to the general public!


In addition to events (shows, concerts, exhibitions) and conferences open to all throughout the year, Headquarters is now participating in major cultural events (European Heritage Days, Nuit Blanche, United Nations Day, Night of Reading, Night of Museums, etc.). As the school year progresses, the UNESCO Campuses enable young people ages 14 to 17 to debate with our experts and guests on the major contemporary issues the world is facing and the Organization is helping to resolve. 25,000 young people were welcomed in this context to date.

We would like to satisfy a growing interest of the public for the Organization and seize this opportunity to inform and build the image of UNESCO.  Starting 5th October 2019, UNESCO in partnership with Cultival, a cultural visits agency that was chosen after the Open International Competition, will offer guided tours of UNESCO Headquarters to the general public.

The one and a half hour guided tour will be offered in different languages (English, French, Arabic, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and soon Chinese) thanks to 11 guides duly trained by our team.

The paid visits for tourist will offer the possibility to subsidize student and school visits, and to provide free visits for schools from priority education areas. With this youth-friendly initiative UNESCO is joining the effort of the  United Nations Headquarters in New York, Geneva and Vienna. They have been successfully offering the  paid visits for the general public for the long time.

The DPI Visit Team continues to provide free visit to UNESCO affiliated organizations (UNESCO Clubs, UNESCO Chairs, Associated Schools, National Commissions, Permanent Delegations, NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO) as well as press and protocol visits. DPI Visit Team is in charge of the  supervision of this new activity and remains in charge of the organization of the Campuses.

For more information, please contact : Pilar Christine Morel-Vasquez p.morel-vasquez(at)unesco.org