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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.

Forest Whitaker, received the Honorary Palme d'Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday night

UNESCO celebrates Forest Whitaker's decade of action as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and as UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation. 

On the 10th anniversary of his commitment for peace with UNESCO, the Organization celebrates his action and impact for the service of humanity.

Forest Whitaker - UNESCO 75th anniversary

UNESCO modernises its digital ecosystem

With its new portal, UNESCO offers the general public and its partners a user-friendly browsing experience and new editorial formats which serve to facilitate access to information, increase transparency and raise the profile of the beneficiaries of UNESCO’s programmes

UNESCO Homepage
War in Ukraine

UNESCO is scaling up the delivery of emergency support to people across Ukraine in its fields of competencies.

Revive the Spirit of Mosul

50 years celebrating life

UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme was created in 1971 with a vision: promote a sustainable connection between people and nature.
In 2021, the World Network of Biosphere Reserves will unite in its diversity pay a tribute to those who have shaped the programme into this quest for a more harmonious living in each of the world's ecosystems. It's about life!

It's about live
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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.

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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Young children with book and covid mask


Global Education Monitoring Report 2022: Gender report, deepening the debate on those still left behind
The UNESCO Courier - Translation: from one world to another
April - June 2022
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)

UNESCO Snapshots

UNESCO snapshots, 2021
UNESCO snapshots, 2020
UNESCO snapshots, 2019