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UNESCO Research

Posted by Sua Shin on August 3, 2015 at 9:05 AM

Abbreviation: UNESCO Formation: November 16 1945 Type: Specialized agency Legal status: Active Headquarters: Place de Fontenoy, Paris, France Membership: 195 member states Head: Irina Bokova Director-General of UNESCO The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of theUnited Nations (UN). Its purpose 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 proclaimed in theUnited Nations Charter. It is the heir of the League of Nations' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation. UNESCO has 195 member states and nine associate members. Most of its field offices are "cluster" offices covering three or more countries; there are also national and regional offices. UNESCO pursues its objectives through five major programs: education, natural sciences, social/human sciences, culture, and communication/information. Projects sponsored by UNESCO include literacy, technical, and teacher-training programmes; international science programmes; the promotion of independent media andfreedom of the press; regional and cultural history projects; the promotion of cultural diversity; translations of world literature; international cooperation agreements to secure the world cultural and natural heritage (World Heritage Sites) and to preserve human rights, and attempts to bridge the worldwide digital divide. It is also a member of the United Nations Development Group. UNESCO's aim is "to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty,sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information".Other priorities of the organization include attaining quality Education For All andlifelong learning, addressing emerging social and ethical challenges, fostering cultural diversity, a culture of peace and building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication. The broad goals and concrete objectives of the international community ??? as set out in the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) ??? underpin all UNESCO's strategies and activities.

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Reply Sua Shin
9:10 AM on August 3, 2015 
저는 이상하게도 publish하면 paragraphing이 안됩니다 draft에서 잘됬었는데... 오해하지 마세요..^^