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, UNESCO members include 193 member states and 11 associate members.

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UNESCO

Specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture.

Specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture.

Flag of UNESCO
UNESCO offices in Brasília
UNESCO Institute for Water Education in Delft
The Garden of Peace at UNESCO headquarters
Carondelet Palace, Presidential Palace – with changing of the guards. The Historic Center of Quito, Ecuador, is one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centres in the Americas. This centre was, together with the historic centre of Kraków in Poland, the first to be declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO on 18 September 1978.

It has 193 member states and 11 associate members, as well as partners in the non-governmental, intergovernmental and private sector.

Logo of Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible cultural heritage

Practice, representation, expression, knowledge, or skill considered by UNESCO to be part of a place's cultural heritage.

Practice, representation, expression, knowledge, or skill considered by UNESCO to be part of a place's cultural heritage.

Logo of Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
The Viennese coffee house culture, a special form of cultural heritage
A painting on an ancient Greek vase depicts a music lesson (c. 510 BC)
Noh mask. Japan was the first country to introduce legislation to protect and promote its intangible heritage.
Tango, an example of a cultural heritage shared between two countries, Argentina and Uruguay.

Intangible cultural heritage is considered by member states of UNESCO in relation to the tangible World Heritage focusing on intangible aspects of culture.

The offices of the United Nations in Geneva (Switzerland), which is one of 
the city that hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world.

Member state

State that is a member of an international organization or of a federation or confederation.

State that is a member of an international organization or of a federation or confederation.

The offices of the United Nations in Geneva (Switzerland), which is one of 
the city that hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world.

Member states of UNESCO | 195

International Hydrological Programme

UNESCO’s international scientific cooperative program in water research, water resource management, water education, and capacity- building, and the only broadly based science program of the UN system in this area.

UNESCO’s international scientific cooperative program in water research, water resource management, water education, and capacity- building, and the only broadly based science program of the UN system in this area.

The program is tailored to the needs of UNESCO’s 195 Member States and is implemented in six-year phases, allowing it to adapt to the changing world.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Statistical office of UNESCO and is the UN depository for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication.

Statistical office of UNESCO and is the UN depository for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication.

The institute serves member states of UNESCO as well as intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, research institutes, universities, and citizens.

Michael Omolewa

Nigerian diplomat, scholar, education historian, and civil servant.

Nigerian diplomat, scholar, education historian, and civil servant.

Omolewa as Dean: Faculty of Education: University of Ibadan
Michael Omolewa as President of UNESCO GC
Omolewa Welcomes President Askar Akayev of Kyrgyzstan to UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France
Monday 6 June 2005: UNESCO Headquarters: Paris, France: Signing of the agreement to establish a Chair in Political Economy of Education at University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Left to Right: Colin Campbell: Vice-Chancellor: University of Nottingham; Kōichirō Matsuura: UNESCO Director General; and Michael Omolewa: President: UNESCO General Conference
Ambassador Omolewa with Palestinian Permanent Delegate to UNESCO: Ambassador Elias Wadih Sanbar [Left]; and Cuban Permanent Delegate to UNESCO: Ambassador Hector Hernandez Pardo [Right] - in Paris, France during 2005, at the Entrance of UNESCO's General Conference Room 32
In 2005, after Nigeria's election to the Executive Board of UNESCO, Ambassador Omolewa is interviewed by Mrs. Hauwa Yusuf of NTA: Nigerian Television Authority

The GC meets every 2 years; and is attended by Member States and Associate Members, together with observers for non-Member States, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs: non-governmental organisations.

Training on Education for sustainable development workshop in Kasese district Uganda

The UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO award of USD 150,000 awarded annually to three individuals or organizations for projects in favour of education for sustainable development .

UNESCO award of USD 150,000 awarded annually to three individuals or organizations for projects in favour of education for sustainable development .

Training on Education for sustainable development workshop in Kasese district Uganda

Nominations for the prize can be submitted by Member States of UNESCO or Non-Governmental Organizations in official partnership for UNESCO each year.

Community of Serb Municipalities

Planned self-governing association of municipalities with a Serb majority population in Kosovo.

Planned self-governing association of municipalities with a Serb majority population in Kosovo.

Banner used by local Serbs during 2021 North Kosovo protests, citing: "Welcome to the Community of Serb Municipalities"
Municipalities of Kosovo under the laws of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo

On 9 November 2015, Kosovo's proposal to become a UNESCO member state has failed, due to shortage of required 2/3 of votes in favor at the UNESCO General Conference.

The principles of Internet Universality

Internet universality

Concept and framework adopted by UNESCO in 2015 to summarize their positions on the Internet.

Concept and framework adopted by UNESCO in 2015 to summarize their positions on the Internet.

The principles of Internet Universality

The framework is based on four normative principles agreed by UNESCO Member States; human rights, openness, accessibility and multistakeholder participation, summarised in the acronym R-O-A-M.

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Kosovo: A Moment in Civilization

2017 Serbian documentary film about Serbia's UNESCO heritage in Kosovo.

2017 Serbian documentary film about Serbia's UNESCO heritage in Kosovo.

Film poster

Popović's final message relates to asking UNESCO not to admit Kosovo into its membership, as he claims that the Government of Kosovo is a threat to the monasteries and that, according to him, those who have attacked cultural heritage sites cannot be entrusted with their protection.