Water for all, a common future

Water is a condition for all life on our planet. On the occasion of the release of the World Water Development Report, UNESCO raises the alarm over the lack of water cooperation today, and calls for enhanced partnerships on water to realize human rights.

Master Class against Racism and Discriminations

On 21 March 2023, at 9:30am UNESCO will host a global edition of its Master Class Series against Racism and Discriminations at its Headquarters in Paris.

As previous editions have demonstrated, this has become a privileged space to empower young women and men to become anti-racism champions in their schools and communities. Around the world, graduates of this Series, have designed and implemented their own local projects and inspired their peers to engage in this important cause.


The Bells of Al-Saa’a Convent in Mosul

The story of the bells of Al-Saa’a Convent dates back to 1876 when the bell tower was offered to Iraq by Empress Eugenie of France.

Along the years, it became a powerful symbol for all Mosul’s community members. The structure of the Al-Saa’a Convent was damaged during the occupation of the city by Da’esh and its convent was looted and ransacked. The Convent lost its clock and three bells.

Watch this video and find out how after years of silence the clock and bells returned to Mosul and now echo again in the streets of the city.

Protecting Biodiversity calls for Sharing Humanity

Our Lives depend on biodiversity, and today biodiversity depends on us. To protect, restore and preserve, we must share science, knowledge, best practices and bring out the best of who we are as human beings. This is UNESCO's call for #SharingHumanity. 


As a knowledge-based organization, UNESCO publishes global data and scientific information to guide public policies. UNESCO Institute for statistics produces a wide range of indicators in the fields of education, science, culture, communication and information.
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Our Vision

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, culture, communication and information to foster mutual understanding and respect for our planet. We work to strengthen the intellectual and moral solidarity of humankind and bring out the best in our shared humanity.