You are viewing an archived web page, collected at the request of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) using Archive-It. This page was captured on 12:24:17 Dec 28, 2015, and is part of the UNESCO collection. The information on this web page may be out of date. See All versions of this archived page.
Loading media information hide

UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization




  • ©UNESCO / Chimbidzikai Mapfumo
  • The Mbende Jerusarema Dance

Zimbabwe joined UNESCO on 22 September 1980. The country is covered by the UNESCO Office in Harare.

Zimbabwe is represented on the World Heritage List by two natural and three cultural sites. The country’s Mbende Jerusarema Dance was proclaimed a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2005.

Other areas of cooperation with UNESCO include development of “tourism of memory” linked to the slave trade; the coupons programme particularly for procuring educational materials; and EDUCAIDS for HIV/Aids prevention.

The country has three UNESCO Chairs at the University of Zimbabwe, in human rights, distance education and renewable energies.

Europe and North America Latin America and the Caribbean Africa Arab States Asia Pacific