Thursday, October 04, 2007

"UNESCO: What is it? What does it Do?

UNESCO has just published a new version of this short, informative booklet on its objectives, programs, organization, and operation.

UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. Its fundamental purpose, recognizing that wars begin in the minds of men, was to build in those minds the defenses of peace.

Today, UNESCO functions as a laboratory of ideas and a standard-setter to forge universal agreements on emerging ethical issues. The Organization also serves as a clearinghouse – for the dissemination and sharing of information and knowledge – while helping Member States to build their human and institutional capacities in diverse fields. In short, UNESCO promotes international co-operation among its 192* Member States and six Associate Members in the fields of education, science, culture and communication.

Read more about UNESCO
from the UNESCO website.

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