UNESCO Tashkent mission statement

Photo of UNESCO's Office for Tashkent

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The office building

Established in the aftermath of the II World War on 16 November 1945, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) aims to “build peace in the minds of men”.

UNESCO’s action is guided by its mission statement, which states that “as a specialized agency of the UN system, UNESCO contributes to the building of peace, the alleviation of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.”

The broad goals and concrete objectives of the international community – as set out in the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – underpin all UNESCO’s strategies and activities. Thus UNESCO’s unique competencies in education, the sciences, culture and communication and information contribute towards the realization of those goals.

The UNESCO Office in Tashkent represents the Organization in Uzbekistan and brings to bear UNESCO’s expertise in its areas of competence in support of the country’s development efforts. UNESCO pursues its work as a member of the United Nations Country Team in Uzbekistan and by building partnerships with other multilateral and bilateral development actors in the country.

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