Enhancing awareness of UNESCO’s role, its activities throughout the world, the work conducted by its staff on a daily basis and its specificities within the United Nations system are the goals of this exhibition.
Open UNESCO is staged in an original, entertaining and appealing way, based on seven “island” stands, each focusing on a theme: UNESCO: an idea in action; crisis preparedness and response; knowledge sharing; cultural diversity; one planet, one ocean; human rights; and peace and dialogue. Visitors are invited – within the seven areas, adorned with symbolic objects – to listen to the stories of the Organization’s staff, represented by a flamboyant character, to watch a large animated fresco or to sit behind a console and select videos, pictures, interviews, sound recordings and multimedia publications.
In addition, touch-screen planispheres enable visitors to discover world heritage, the intangible heritage, items on the Memory of the World Register, endangered languages and biosphere reserves.

After the General Conference, Open UNESCO will become a permanent exhibition in the Miró rooms.

The 36th session of UNESCO’s General Conference will be held at UNESCO’s Headquarters from 25 October to 10 November 2011. Departing from the rule, the public will not have access to the exhibitions or shows held at UNESCO Headquarters throughout this period.


Type of Event Exhibition
Start 25.10.2011 09:00 local time
End 10.11.2011 17:00 local time
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Organizer Sector for External Relations and Public Information / Secteur des relations extérieures et de l’information du public
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters / Siège de l'UNESCO
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