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Our mission since 1945 is to build peace through international cooperation as it is the only way to build bridges between nations. Therefore, as a laboratory of ideas, UNESCO seeks to offer a broad range of expertise in the fields of Education, the Sciences and Culture.
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Discover UNESCO’s Headquarters, a treasure of modern architecture and the fruit of collaboration between several iconic architects of the twentieth century such as Bernard Zehrfuss, Marcel Breuer and Pier Luigi Nervi.
The mission and actions of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will be the base of your visit. It will allow you to discover how the organization works, the values it carries and how it affects the daily lives of people.
You will cross the emblematic rooms and halls of this "house of peace" made of glass and concrete like the Japanese garden of Isamu Noguchi or the meditation space of Tadao Ando. This will be the occasion to discover major pieces from Miró, Picasso, Giacometti, Calder, among others that form part of UNESCO’s collection of 600 works of art.
For the general public, registrations are mandatory for guided tours, scheduled from Monday to Friday :
- Visit as a group (schools, associations, universities) (send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Visit as an individual/families
If you are affiliated to UNESCO (UNESCO Clubs, UNESCO Chairs, Associated Schools, National Commissions, Permanent Delegations, NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO), please contact email@example.com.
The UNESCO House hosts a wide variety of free events all year: concerts, shows, ceremonies, screenings, exhibitions and conferences open to the public and free.
To remain informed about the upcoming events, follow us on Facebook, Instragram and subscribe to our the Newsletter here
Most publications are available in several languages and free of charge in UNESDOC.
To obtain printed publications as well as stamps, coins and other UNESCO-related gifts, you can visit the bookshop at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris or purchase online at UNESCO Publishing.
UNESCO's Institute for Statistics (UIS) provides worldwide statistics on education, science and technology, culture and communication.
UNESCO Library is open Monday to Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 17:00 p.m. by appointment only.
Library services are provided remotely. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working for UNESCO
The UNESCO Internship Programme offers you practical work in a multicultural environment. The UNESCO Volunteer Programme offers opportunities to contribute to a wide range of UNESCO programmes. You can visit the dedicated page for more information.
Obtaining UNESCO's support
UNESCO's fellowship programme grants fellowhips for students in the Organization's fields of action.
Although UNESCO is not a funding agency, some projects can obtain financial support under UNESCO's Participation Programme, designed to provide direct assistance to initiatives undertaken by Member States in the Organization's fields of competence. All applications should be submitted through the National Commission of the country where the organization requesting support is based.
The name, acronym and logo of UNESCO are the intellectual property of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. No individual or organization can use them without prior written authorization from UNESCO. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
UNESCO can morally endorse under patronage an exceptional activity for which the Organization is neither financially nor legally responsible.
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UNESCO Headquarters is located at 7 place Fontenoy, 75007 Paris, France.
Telephone: +33 (0)1 4568 1000