What is UNESCO?

UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (French: L'Organisation des Nations unies pour l’éducation, la science et la culture: UNESCO; /juːˈnɛskoʊ/) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). Its purpose is to contribute peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the UN Charter. It is the heir of the League of Nations' International Commission on Intellectual Cooperation.

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Some articles on UNESCO:

UNESCO - Controversy and Reform - Palestinian Territories - Islamic University of Gaza Controversy
... In 2012, UNESCO decided to establish a chair at the Islamic University of Gaza in the field of astronomy, astrophysics, and space sciences, fueling much ... However, the university head, Kamalain Shaath, defended UNESCO, stating that "The Islamic University is a purely academic university that is interested only in education and its development." ... Israeli ambassador to UNESCO Nimrod Barkan planned to submit a letter of protest with information about the university's ties to Hamas, especially angry that this was the first Palestinian university that UNESCO chose ...
City Montessori School - UNESCO Peace Prize
... CMS was awarded the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in 2002, the first school in the world to be so honored, in recognition of its efforts "to promote the universal values of ... The UNESCO Prize for Peace Education 2002 was awarded to CMS in recognition of its efforts to promote universal values of education for peace and tolerance ... The Director-General of UNESCO handed the 2002 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education to Jagdish and Bharti Gandhi, founders of CMS at the UNESCO ...
Socotra Archipelago - Flora and Fauna - UNESCO Recognition
... by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a world natural heritage site in July 2008 ... European Union has supported such a move, calling on both UNESCO and International Organisation of Protecting Environment to classify the island archipelago among the ...
Malcolm Adiseshiah - In The Cause of Tamil and Tamil Nadu
... He was instrumental in obtaining UNESCO assistance to the programmes of translation of Tamil classics ... He brought out the Hindi and Tamil versions of UNESCO’s journal ‘Courier’ ... So he arranged for UNESCO funding for renovation of Sri Rangam Ranganatha, Madurai Meenakshi, Thanjavur Brahadeeswara and seven other temples ...
Shahbaz Khan (hydrologist)
... Asia and the Pacific Regional Science Bureau of UNESCO based at Jakarta Indonesia ... In his previous role at UNESCO he was Chief of Section on Sustainable Water Resources Development and Management at UNESCO, Paris ... His work at UNESCO includes the Water Education for Sustainable Development, Hydrology for Environment, Life and Policy (HELP), Ecohydrology, Water and Ethics, Energy and Food Nexus within the International ...