What is the full form of UNESCO?
The full form of UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. UNESCO is a United Nations Specialist Organization. It was established in 1945 via international collaboration to foster stability and peace. Along with fundamental equality, it achieves productivity, science, culture & human rights. As of January 2020, UNESCO has 193 member states and 11 associate members. Its headquarters is in Paris, France, and its offices are in other nations. Its head office is referred to as the World Heritage Center.
Brief about UNESCO
- UNESCO was founded 76 years ago on 16 November 1945.
- The parent organization of UNESCO is United Nations Economic and Social Council.
- UNESCO enforces its activities through the five programme areas: education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information.
- UNESCO has formal relations with 322 foreign non-governmental organizations.
- UNESCO offers incentives for achievement in various fields.
- UNESCO currently grants 22 awards in education, research, culture and peace.
1952: The Universal Copyright Convention
1954: The creation of CERN
1960: Saving the Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
1964: The General History of Africa
1965: The Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System
1971: The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme
1997: The Declaration on the Human Genome and Human rights
2003: Intangible Cultural Heritage
2020: The Global Education Coalition