UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations. Its Constitution was adopted by the London Conference in November 1945, and entered into effect on 4 November 1946 when 20 States had deposited the instruments of acceptance.

The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law, and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.

In support of this objective, UNESCO's principal functions are:


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