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 14:54:15 Jan 31, 2017, 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 The information on this web page may be out of date.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




  • © Philippe Bordas / UNESCO
  • Cultural space of Sosso-Bala in Niagassola

Guinea joined UNESCO on 2 February 1960. The country is covered by the UNESCO office in Bamako (Mali).

Having established a democratically-elected government, the country is emerging from sociopolitical crisis

Since May 2007, Guinea is implementing UNESCO’s Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE), to achieve UN Literacy Decade goals. UNESCO also supports capacity-building for Guinea’s teachers.

In 2001, UNESCO proclaimed the cultural space of Sosso-Bala in Niagassola a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The Sosso-Bala, a sacred musical instrument, symbolizes freedom and cohesion for the Manding people.

A project to restore Guinea’s national museum, damaged by floods in June 2007, is in development.

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