UNESCO, as we all know, is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is based in Paris, and one of the primary objectives of the agency is to promote in the fields of scientific, educational, cultural, justice, human rights etc. There are about 195 member states and ten member states. The field offices are named as clusters, and these clusters have national and regional offices.
Some of the projects which are sponsored by the agency mainly include technical, teacher-training programs, science programs, literacy, promotion of media etc. There is a huge digital divide in the world, and UNESCO aims to bridge this gap between nations.
The primary goals of the agency are to bring about world peace and eradicate poverty. It ensures the sustainable development of various countries and helps countries to grow in fields such as education, science and culture.
Activities that are done in the agency:
The agency tries to implement its programs in areas such as education, human science, social, cultural and communication.
When it comes to education, UNESCO supports various researches in a comparative study, and they also provide expert partners who will be able to strengthen educational leadership in various nations. UNESCO chairs consist of 644 chairs, and these chairs consist of 770 institutes in about 126 countries. It also supports the convention against the discrimination in education, and it was adopted in the year 1960. UNESCO believes that education is something which should be given to everyone and there should not be any partiality or discrimination in that. UNESCO has an international network of about 8000 schools which are located in about 126 countries.
Promotion of events:
UNESCO is keen on promoting events which bring about a change in the world. Some of the events include World Press Freedom Day which is celebrated in the 3rd of May every year, and it is done mainly to promote the freedom of speech and expression. It also supports the freedom of the press as a form of fundamental human rights. They believe that everyone should be able to speak freely about how they feel and they want to promote a healthy democratic society.
International literacy day is celebrated to improve the literacy rate of individuals all over the world. It is observed on September 8th. The year 2000 was considered as the international Year for culture of Peace. The entire year was set apart to help people understand about the need for culture of peace.
Funding and founding projects:
UNESCO has found so many projects and has also funded many projects which are beneficial to the people. Some of the projects such as “migration museums” where building museums were promoted so that people will be able to understand better about various cultures.