Members: It is affiliated with 188 organizations
throughout the world. Staff: 2,150; Budget: €544,000,000;
Regional Groups: 5; Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French,
Russian, Spanish. UNESCO is a true multinational organization.
Description: Advocates collaboration among nations
in the areas of education, science, culture, and communication as a means
of realizing peace, prosperity, and a world in which justice, law, and
human rights are respected. Strives to protect and preserve mankind's
cultural heritage and to instill in member nations a sense of cultural and
historic identity. Promotes equal educational opportunity for all by
advising members on viable educational methods and policies and by
providing structures for international cooperation. Seeks to further
collaboration among members in all fields of intellectual endeavor and to
maximize the accessibility of information. Works toward the abolition of
illiteracy and the worldwide availability of elementary educations.
Strives to facilitate developing nations' access to advanced technology
and encourages cultural interaction. Attempts to define the role of
education, science, culture, and communication in social
development. Encourages nations to participate in international cultural
and scientific programs. Sponsors global programs to further education;
organizes international research programs in the field of science; offers
advisory services to members; conducts programs to study and preserve
cultural traditions and monuments of archaeological importance. Libraries:
Type: reference. Holdings: archival material.
Awards: Type: recognition. Computer Services:
database. Divisions: Arts & Cultural Enterprise; Basic Education;
Basic & Engineering Sciences; Communication & Development;
Comptroller; Conferences, Languages & Documents; Cooperation with
Extra-budgetary Funding Sources; Cultural Heritage; Cultural Policies;
Earth Sciences; Ecological Sciences; Educational Policies &
Strategies; Ethics, of Science & Technology; Foresight, Philosophy
& Human Sciences; Freedom of Expression, Democracy &
Peace; Headquarters; Higher Education; Human Rights, Democracy, Peace
& Tolerance; Information Society; Information Systems &
Telecommunications; Intercultural Dialogue; Procurement; Programme
Planning, Monitoring & Reporting; Promotion of Quality Education;
Relations with International Organizations; Relations with Member States;
Relations with National Commissions and New Partnerships.
Sections: Administration; Budget; Communication
& Information; Culture; Education; Executive Board; External Relations
& Cooperation; Field Coordination; General Conference; Human Resources
Management; Internal Oversight; International Standards & Legal
Affairs; Natural Sciences; Public Information; Strategic Planning.
Publications: International Social Science Journal (in
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish), quarterly.
Leading scientists share views on social and human sciences, with a
special theme each issue. ISSN: 00208701. Alternate Formats: online - World
Heritage Review (in English, French, and Spanish), bimonthly.
Magazine. Contains timeless treasures of humanity's heritage, natural and
cultural, and the efforts to safeguard them. Price: EUR 7.00. ISSN:
10204202. Advertising: not accepted