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Culture, a global public good

150 States unanimously adopted an ambitious Declaration for Culture at the end of the MONDIACULT 2022 conference, affirming culture as a “global public good” and reflecting countries agreement on a common roadmap to strengthen public policies in this field.

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.

Transforming Education Summit

United Nations, New York, 16, 17 & 19 September 2022

War in Ukraine

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

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

Young children with book and covid mask
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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.