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Access to unesco.int

The objective of the Member States Website is to improve communication between UNESCO and its Member States, notably the Permanent Delegations and National Commissions, by giving a privileged entry point to specific and sought after functions and content.

This website complements UNESCO’s already-existing Internet Portal (for the public at large) and the Intranet site (for the Secretariat members).

Most of the content of this website has open access. However, there are a limited number of services that are directly addressed to Member States, namely to Permanent Delegations and National Commissions, for which a log-in and a password are requested.

We hope the site will continue to evolve and be improved with additional content and functions that will emerge from your views, comments and feedback. You can email suggestions to: announcements.ERI(a)unesco.org.

How to request access to restricted content on unesco.int

Members of Permanent Delegations having a UNESCO account, can use the same user name (if the e-mail account is dl.morocco@unesco-delegations.org, then the account to be used will be hq\dl_morocco) and password used to access the UNESCO e-mail.

Members of Permanent Delegations who do not have a UNESCO account, can request for access following the directives available at www.unesco.org/new/en/member-states/resources/website-toolkit/rules-for-e-mail/.

Members of National Commission for UNESCO who are registered to the National Commissions database can use the same user name and password used to access the database.

Members of National Commission for UNESCO who are not registered can request for access using the on-line form available on the UNESCO Portal - National Commissions website.

In addition, in order to reinforce security and access control to its IT resources, as well as to facilitate the National Commissions’ access, UNESCO has created a generic user name for each National Commission. This account is linked to the main e-mail communicated by each National Commission, and the information related to it and the associated password has been communicated in June 2016.

These generic accounts enable the National Commissions to have access to the NAC Database at http://www.unesco.org/en/national-commissions, as well as to other UNESCO applications.

If you want to receive a reminder with the user name and password, and/or to change the e-mail attached to the generic account, please inform us accordingly at natcom(at)unesco.org.

Should you have any questions related to the access, please contact the UNESCO's Support (HelpDesk) Services through telephone during standard working hours (Paris time) by dialing 11 or through e-mail:helpdesk(a)unesco.org.

Description of services requiring a log-in and password

  • HQ Committee

By resolution 4 C/Res. 29.1, adopted at its 4th session en 1949, the General Conference established the Headquarters Committee.  Its mandate is to advise the Director-General on all questions relating to the Organization’s Headquarters submitted by the Director-General or by a member of the Committee, and to provide the Director-General with advice, suggestions, guidance and recommendations in this connection. The Committee consists of 24 Member States elected for four years, half of whom are replaced at each session.

The HQ Committee website publishes information on its structure, and working documents.

  • C/5 Tool (Sister)
  • Complementary Additional Programme

National Commissions and Permanent Delegations have access to the C/5 Tool - SISTER (System of Information on Strategies, Tasks and Evaluation of Results).

SISTER follows and supports the Results-Based Management (RBM) approach as applied by the Organization. The system is used to programme and manage UNESCO’s Programme and Budget, and to cover the implementation, monitoring and reporting of its regular programme and extrabudgetary activities. As stipulated by the General Conference, Permanent Delegations and National Commissions have access up to the Main line of Action (MLA) levels of the biennial Programme and Budget (C/5). 

  • Conferences, meetings and cultural events (How to ..organize an Event at HQ)

Member States and commissions may rent UNESCO's meeting rooms and exhibition spaces for events, which are in harmony with UNESCO's objectives and programme and contribute to the spirit of international understanding and cooperation. Consequently, this website is designed to provide them with information about meetings and events taking place in UNESCO premises and in the field as well as practical advice on what is needed to do when organizing an event.

  • UNESCO Name and Logo

This site provides resources for the use of the name, acronym and logo of UNESCO. 

·        UNESCO Logo Toolkit: a comprehensive overview of graphical specifications of the UNESCO logo.

·        Simple Logo Download Tool: the UNESCO logo in different language versions (to be used only in exceptional cases - please see: UNESCO Logo Toolkit Introduction 1.0).

·        Secondary Logos: guidelines that specify graphic modalities for the creation of secondary logos