Seven steps in requesting the use of UNESCO’s name and logo under patronage

Step 1. Consulting the National Commission for UNESCO

  • The first step for any organization seeking UNESCO's patronage is to contact the National Commission for UNESCO in the country in which the organization is registered. The National Commission will advise on
    • the general acceptability of the request
    • whether other National Commission may need to be contacted (for activities taking place in different countries)
    • whether patronage can be granted by the National Commission itself or whether a request for patronage should be presented, through National Commission, to the UNESCO Secretariat.

Step 2. Completing required information

Step 3. Sending information to the National Commission for UNESCO

  •  After completing the request form, please send your information to the National Commission for UNESCO in your country for formal endorsement.

Step 4. Forwarding request to UNESCO Secretariat

  • The request together with completed request form and the formal support from the National Commission can be sent either directly by the requesting body or by/through the National Commission.
  • It is strongly advised that requests be sent to the Director-General of UNESCO at least three months before the starting date of the activity. All requests must be sent by formal correspondence to the following address:

          Office of the Director-General
          UNESCO
          7, place de Fontenoy
          F-75352 Paris 07 SP
          France

Step 5. Receiving notification from UNESCO

  • If your patronage is granted, the responsible body will receive an official letter from the UNESCO Secretariat, which sets out the general conditions for the use of UNESCO’s name and logo.
  • If a request is declined, the responsible body will also receive a letter from the UNESCO Secretariat, explaining the reasons why the request has not been accepted.

Step 6. Obtaining electronic files of UNESCO’s logo

  • If patronage is granted, the responsible body will be asked to contact logo(at)unesco.org to obtain the appropriate electronic file with the UNESCO Patronage logo.   

Step 7. Reporting to UNESCO

  • The objective for UNESCO to grant its patronage is to extend its outreach and impact.
  • At the end of your activity, the responsible body will be asked to send an evaluation report to UNESCO in terms of the visibility, outreach and impact that your activity has achieved. This report should be accompanied by examples of materials and documents that you have produced which bear the name and logo of UNESCO.
  • The report should be sent to:
    UNESCO
    Sector for External Relations and Public Information
    "Logo Use"
    7, place de Fontenoy
    F-75352 Paris 07 SP
    France
  • A copy of the report should also be sent to the National Commission for UNESCO which has provided its endorsement for your request.
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