UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
In 1946 an international specialized organization was formed by the United Nations to promote peace and security by collaborating internationally. This organization was named as United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The fundamental rights, scientific, educational and cultural rights are promoted by UNESCO. The headquarters of UNESCO lies in Paris, France and it also has offices in other countries. There are a total number of 195 state members and 9 associate members. The World heritage center is the official name given to the head office of UNESCO.
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UNESCO achieve its aim by 5 different programs:
- Natural Sciences
- Social/Human Sciences
Projects under UNESCO
- Literacy Programs
- Freedom of Press
- Technical Training Programs
- Teachers Training Programs
- Regional and Cultural Diversity Promotion
- Human Rights Protection
- Translation of World Literature
- Secure World Heritage Sites
- International Cooperation
Awards are provided by UNESCO for excellence in various filed. As of today, 22 awards have been rewarded in education, science, culture and peace fields. 322 international NGOs are in association with Protect.
The field of education-related research, Poverty removal, reserve natural and historical sites, enhancing cultural and social activities, etc are being headed by UNESCO. Irina Bukova is the current director of UNESCO.
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