UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication. It strengthens the ties between nations and societies, and mobilizes the wider public so that each child and citizen: • has access to quality education; a basic human right and an indispensable prerequisite for sustainable development; • may grow and live in a cultural environment rich in diversity and dialogue, where heritage serves as a bridge between generations and peoples; • can fully benefit from scientific advances; • and can enjoy full freedom of expression; the basis of democracy, development and human dignity.

  • Year of Inception


  • Geo Focus

    Low-Income Countries, Middle-Income Countries, High-Income Countries, Low and Middle-Income Countries, High and Middle-Income Countries

  • Financials 2016

    Total Revenue: 614,000,000 USD; Education program expenditure: 132,700,000 USD; Total program expenditure: 282,900,000 USD; Total expenses: 663,000,000 USD

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Contribute to the building of a culture of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information

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Paris, France