Ukraine Response

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, UNESCO has deployed emergency measures and closely monitors the situation on the ground.

Bring out the best in our shared humanity

Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that peace must be built. 
UNESCO uses education, science and culture to inform, inspire and engage people everywhere to foster understanding and respect for each other and our planet.

Reconcile with nature

Dive into 50 years of UNESCO's work to live in harmony with the planet

Revive the Spirit of Mosul
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Our Priorities

UNESCO has identified key challenges for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the improvement of the human condition.
Futures of Education

Knowledge and learning for the future of humanity

Open Science

Closing the Global Knowledge Gaps to Build Back Better

Ethics of AI

AI plays a role in billions of people's lives

Revive the Spirit of Mosul

Mosul is one of the oldest cities in the world.

Li Beirut

Rebuilding heritage, culture and education #ForBeirut

Covid 19 - Response

Promote global solidarity

Discover UNESCO's endeavours.

Take a look at our networks, stories and human driven-data.

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Our History

75 years of history in the service of peace!

A history in the service of our common humanity. 

With the birth of UNESCO in the aftermath of two world wars, a simple but firm conviction was settled: political and economic agreements between states are not enough to build lasting peace. UNESCO therefore recognises that reconciliation and development require stronger foundations, deeply rooted in social interactions, and built on intellectual and moral solidarity.


The UNESCO Courier - Culture: global public good
July-September 2022
History under attack: Holocaust denial and distortion on social media
United Nations Department of Global Communications
The United Nations World Water Development Report 2022 - Groundwater: making the invisible visible
Journalism is a public good: World trends in freedom of expression and media development; Global report 2021/2022
With the support of the UNESCO Multi-Donor Programme on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists (MDP)