Protect biodiversity,
Reconcile with Nature

It's time to restore, reconnect with, and revive our natural world.
On biodiversity day, and everyday, our mission is clear: revitalise #biodiversity and live in harmony with nature.
Let's protect and preserve the web of life that sustains us. Together, we can forge a thriving future for all species.

Nordic Countries are Prime Partners of UNESCO

With a shared vision and priorities, UNESCO and the 5 Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) have worked in partnership to transform the lives of millions of people by promoting human rights through quality education, diversity of cultural expressions, freedom of expression, and ocean science. The UNESCO/Nordic Annual Review offers an opportunity to take stock of results achieved and discuss future opportunities in a spirit of trust and transparency.


#SharingHumanity is promoting cultural heritage and diversity

Our unique and diverse cultures enrich our lives, helping us to build resilient, innovative and inclusive communities.

UNESCO’s priority is to preserve, promote and share these aspects of humanity. We seek to celebrate our shared heritage, because culture is a global public good.

Protecting Biodiversity calls for #SharingHumanity

Embark on a captivating journey where the threads of nature and humanity intertwine, revealing a profound truth: we are not mere spectators but an integral part of the natural world. Discover how UNESCO unravels this extraordinary relationship in their thought-provoking article, inviting us to rediscover our roots and redefine our role in preserving the beauty and balance of our planet. Join us as we explore the profound connection that makes nature an inseparable part of who we are.


Revealing the Ancient Mayans' Ingenious Water Wisdom for a Sustainable Future

Dive into the untold tale of the ancient Mayans, whose remarkable practices of groundwater management have long remained shrouded in obscurity. Follow our journey as we unravel the mysteries of their wisdom, unlocking secrets that hold the key to sustainable water management in our modern world. Brace yourself for a captivating expedition that unveils the hidden depths of a forgotten civilization's ecological genius.


Master Class against Racism and Discriminations

On 21 March 2023, at 9:30am UNESCO will host a global edition of its Master Class Series against Racism and Discriminations at its Headquarters in Paris.

As previous editions have demonstrated, this has become a privileged space to empower young women and men to become anti-racism champions in their schools and communities. Around the world, graduates of this Series, have designed and implemented their own local projects and inspired their peers to engage in this important cause.


The Bells of Al-Saa’a Convent in Mosul

The story of the bells of Al-Saa’a Convent dates back to 1876 when the bell tower was offered to Iraq by Empress Eugenie of France.

Along the years, it became a powerful symbol for all Mosul’s community members. The structure of the Al-Saa’a Convent was damaged during the occupation of the city by Da’esh and its convent was looted and ransacked. The Convent lost its clock and three bells.

Watch this video and find out how after years of silence the clock and bells returned to Mosul and now echo again in the streets of the city.

Protecting Biodiversity calls for Sharing Humanity

Our Lives depend on biodiversity, and today biodiversity depends on us. To protect, restore and preserve, we must share science, knowledge, best practices and bring out the best of who we are as human beings. This is UNESCO's call for #SharingHumanity. 

A Year of Action in Ukraine

UNESCO is scaling up the delivery of emergency support to people across Ukraine in its fields of competencies.

Revive the Spirit of Mosul


As a knowledge-based organization, UNESCO publishes global data and scientific information to guide public policies. UNESCO Institute for statistics produces a wide range of indicators in the fields of education, science, culture, communication and information.
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Our Vision

Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that peace must be built. UNESCO uses education, science, culture, communication and information to foster mutual understanding and respect for our planet. We work to strengthen the intellectual and moral solidarity of humankind and bring out the best in our shared humanity.