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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

UNESCO, United Nations Organization for Education, Science, CultureIts work in these fields is designed to foster intercultural understanding, sustainable development, human rights and peace. UNESCO's function is primarily intellectual: disseminating information, setting international standards and monitoring progress. UNESCO's headquarters are located in Paris. In addition there are national commission offices in 189 member states.

Key Publications...

Education for All Global Monitoring Report - 2012: Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work

Many young people around the world - especially the disadvantaged - are leaving school without the skills they need to thrive in society and find decent jobs. As well as thwarting young people's hopes, these education failures are jeopardizing equitable economic growth and social cohesion, and preventing ...more

World Heritage Atlas

The understanding and preservation of natural and cultural heritage is not only a task for experts but the daily contribution of the general public who visit and have an effect on World Heritage sites. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, UNESCO and DeAgostini Libri will present a first-time atlas featuring all World Heritage sites, including those inscribed in 2012. ...more

The Treasures That Record Our History from 1700 BC to the Present Day

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Memory of the World publication documents important events, discoveries or inventions that have transformed the world. ...more

Global Education Digest 2012: Lost opportunities arising from grade repetition and early school leaving

Chronic inefficiencies in primary education systems are preventing many countries from offering real learning opportunities to all pupils. The 2012 edition of the Global Education Digest examines two persistent obstacles to universal primary education: high rates of grade repetition and early school leaving. ...more

Freedom From Poverty as a Human Right: Who Owes What to the Very Poor?: Edited by Thomas Pogge

'Freedom From Poverty as a Human Right: Who Owes What to the Very Poor?' presents fifteen essays by leading academics about the severe poverty that today afflicts billions of human lives. ...more

Human Remains and Museum Practice

Human Remains and Museum Practice reflects the discussions held at the Museum of London as part of an international symposium on the political and ethical dimensions of the collection and display of human remains in museums. It explores fundamental issues of collecting and displaying human remains, including ethics, interpretation and repatriation as they apply in different parts of the world. The first section ...more

Strong Foundations: Early Childhood Care and Education: EFA Global Monitoring Report 2007

This report, 'Strong Foundations: Early Childhood Care and Education', the fifth in the series, examines the progress towards achieving the six Education for All (EFA) goals, set at the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000, focusing on the provision of comprehensive early childhood care and education, particularly for ...more

Sixty Years of Science at UNESCO 1945-2005

Written by historians and scientists from all over the world as well as by former and active staff members, 'Sixty Years of Science at UNESCO 1945-2005' gives an inside perspective on the role played by UNESCO in the history of international scienctific co-operation over the past six decades. It is divided into six sections under the headings of: setting the scene, 1945-1965; basic sciences ...more