European Union

The European Union becomes gradually one of the strategic partners of UNESCO. The thematic dialogue and the financial cooperation with the European Commission and EU Delegations at the country level develop, in particular in the areas jointly identified as operational outcomes.

On 8 October 2012, UNESCO and the EU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a view to enhancing the dialogue, strengthening cooperation and fostering an exchange of best practices.

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UNESCO and the EU : Sharing common goals and values



UNESCO-European Union: working together for change

Press release on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Memorandum of Understanding

Examples of Cooperation




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