The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
UNESCO was founded on 16 November 1945. It promotes international co-operation among its 193 Member States and six Associate Members in the fields of education, science, culture and communication. UNESCO is working to create the conditions for genuine dialogue based upon respect for shared values and the dignity of each civilization and culture.
This role is critical, particularly in the face of terrorism, which constitutes an attack against humanity. The world urgently requires global visions of sustainable development based upon observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which lie at the heart of UNESCO’s mission and activities.
Through its strategies and activities, UNESCO is actively pursuing the Millennium Development Goals, especially those aiming to:
- halve the proportion of people living in extreme poverty in developing countries by 2015
- achieve universal primary education in all countries by 2015
- eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education by 2005
- help countries implement a national strategy for sustainable development by 2005 to reverse current trends in the loss of environmental resources by 2015.
Last Update Date: 8.2.2016 Create Date: 21.4.2009
UNESCO Headquarters is located in Paris. Permanent delegate of Slovakia to UNESCO is based at the Embassy of Slovakia in Paris, France. More information can be found on web page www.unesco.org, www.unesco.sk.