U N E S C O

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization),(in French: Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture : UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) founded on November 16th ,1945. Its headquarters is at the 7/9 place de Fontenoy, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.


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Its goal is to contribute to 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, regardless of people's race, sex, language or religion, proclaimed in the UN Charter. The UNESCO headquarters is in Paris. It includes more than fifty offices situated out of the headquarters, and several institutes and units worldwide, such as the Institute for Statistics in Montreal, or the International Bureau of Education in Geneva. There were 195 member States in 2011.

UNESCO pursues its objectives through five major programs: education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information. Specific periodical newspapers are published, such as Copyright Bulletin, Perspectives (educational), International Social Science Journal, Museum (museography).

L'Association Nationale Cultures & Traditions ANCT, is accredited as “ a NGO allowed to be in charge of operational functions by the Intergovernmental Committee of Intangible Cultural Heritage”.