Thematic Areas of Action

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Our activities strive in helping the region achieve sustainable development by 2030.

In Science, our action is centred on Biosphere Reserves and Global Geoparks as learning and model sites for sustainable development, integrated water and natural resource management in transboundary basins, multi-hazard disaster risk reduction, and science diplomacy.

In Culture, we work on World Heritage management, intangible cultural heritage, emergency preparedness and response, enhancing culture for sustainable development, fighting illicit traffic of cultural property, promoting culture as a tool for mutual understanding and dialogue, and fostering regional integration through cultural cooperation.

The interdisciplinary capacity of the bureau also allows us to develop activities on transversal priorities such as education for sustainable development, preventing violent extremism and integrated management of cultural and natural resources.

We also actively contribute to UN coordination activities at regional and country levels.


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