Publications

UNESCO’s publications contribute to accomplishing the Organization’s goals. They are an important means of maintaining, advancing and sharing knowledge, between and across all parts of the world. While some aim to inform the general public, many provide specialists with expert knowledge drawn from UNESCO’s fields of competence. These diverse publications and co-editions all serve the common goal of bringing about positive change.

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Youth lens on the Silk Roads: best photos from the International Silk Roads Photo Contest
UNESCO
2022
UNESCO
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The braided river: The universe of Indian women in science
UNESCO New Delhi
2022
UNESCO
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UNESCO Global Reports

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2022 - Groundwater: making the invisible visible
UNESCO
2022
UNESCO
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Re|shaping policies for creativity: addressing culture as a global public good
UNESCO
2022
Publication supported by Sweden
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UNESCO Science Report: the race against time for smarter development; executive summary
UNESCO
2021
UNESCO
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Global education monitoring report, 2021/2: non-state actors in education: who chooses? who loses?
UNESCO
2021
UNESCO
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Journalism is a public good: World trends in freedom of expression and media development; Global report 2021/2022
UNESCO
2022
With the support of the UNESCO Multi-Donor Programme on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists (MDP)
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UNESCO Periodicals

The UNESCO Courier - Translation: from one world to another
UNESCO
avril-juin 2022
UNESCO
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World Heritage Review - New Sites
UNESCO
Publishing for Development Ltd.
January 2022
UNESCO
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Open Access policy

UNESCO has adopted an Open Access policy for its publications, which grants an irrevocable right of access to copy, use, distribute, transmit and make derivative works in any format within certain constraints. With this publishing model, UNESCO reinforces its commitment to encourage and protect universal access to information and knowledge, which is the key to the advancement of innovative solutions for the challenges of international development.

Creative Cities of Literature

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development.

The Network covers seven creative fields: Crafts and Folk Arts, Media Arts, Film, Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music.

The 246 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.