United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

7 Place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP

1 rue Miollis,
75732 Paris Cedex 15

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+33 1 45 68 10 00
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Created in 1945 in order to build networks between nations to enable solidarity by:

  • Mobilizing for education: so that every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right and as a prerequisite for human development. 
  • Building intercultural understanding: through protection of heritage and support for cultural diversity. UNESCO created the idea of World Heritage to protect sites of outstanding universal value. 
  • Pursuing scientific cooperation: such as early warning systems for tsunamis or trans-boundary water management agreements, to strengthen ties between nations and societies. 
  • Protecting freedom of expression: an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity.

Today, UNESCO believe that it has to create holistic policies that are capable of addressing the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development.

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