Mexico joined UNESCO on November 4, 1946 and has hosted a UNESCO National Office since 1967. The Office promotes Education For All across the country and serves as a regional centre for UNESCO projects in Human and Social Sciences.
Jaime Torres Bodet (1902-1974), distinguished Mexican politician and poet, served as UNESCO’s second Director-General from 1948 to 1952.
UNESCO is the main partner for the Universal Forum of Cultures, organized in the Mexican city of Monterrey from September 20 to December 20, 2007 to promote cultural diversity.
After the Agave Landscape and ancient industrial facilities of Tequila, added to the World Heritage List in 2006, the latest Mexican site included is the Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, incorporated in 2007.
Six Mexican collections are inscribed on the Memory of the World Register, including the Colección de Lenguas Indigenas, added in 2007.
Mexico participates in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves through 16 biosphere reserves.