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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), briefs the Security Council; UN Photo 744304

 

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  • UNESCO Constitution signed on 16 Nov. 1945 at the United Nations Conference for the Establishment of an Educational and Cultural Organization (ECO/CONF/); entered into force on 4 Nov. 1946
  • Relationship Agreement with UN (1946)
  • Governing Bodies
    • General Conference
      • Meets every two years
    • Executive Board
      • 58 members elected by the General Conference
      • Meets twice a year
  • Legal texts
  • Basic Texts link to record in UNESDOC
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics
  • Flagship publications
    • World Culture Report
    • World Education Report
  • Library
  • Directors-General
    • 2017- : Audrey Azoulay (France)
    • 2009-2017: Irina Bokova (Bulgaria) (Press release UNESCO/2009-124)
    • 1999- 2009 : Koichiro Matsuura (Japan) (Press release UNESCO/99-255)
    • 1987-1999: Federico Mayor (Spain)
    • 1974-1987: Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow (Senegal)
    • 1961-1974: Rene Maheu (France)
    • 1958-1961: Vittorino Veronese (Italy)
    • 1953-1958: Luther H. Evans (United States of America)
    • 1952-1953: John W. Taylor (United States of America) (Acting)
    • 1948-1952: Jaime Torres Bodet (Mexico)
    • 1946-1948: Julian Huxley (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)