Advancing ideas that shape the world
After two World Wars in less than thirty years, UNESCO was born of a clear vision: to achieve lasting peace, economic and political agreements among states are not enough. We need to bring people together through mutual understanding and dialogue between cultures.
Over the years, UNESCO has launched pioneering programmes to achieve this. From the very beginning, UNESCO denounced racism, and mobilized philosophers, artists, the brightest minds from every nation, to develop innovative projects that changed how we see the world: The Universal Copyright Convention…. Biosphere Reserves…. World Heritage…. Intangible Heritage…
UNESCO established universal principles for scientific ethics and the human genome, and protected the best that humanity has to offer:
The temples of ancient Egypt…. saved from rising waters; The treasures of Venice….and Angkor; The old Bridge of Mostar… rebuilt after war; the Old City of Mosul….revived as a symbol of peace
Today, UNESCO is still innovating, piloting global reflections on the futures of education in a post-COVID world. We are establishing common standards on open science and the ethics of artificial intelligence. We are developing new tools to fight new forms of racism and hate speech and building a more sustainable relationship between humans and the environment.
The world needs… humanity.
Note from Dr Marie-Claude Machon-Honoré
BPW International permanent Representative to UNESCO
NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee_CCNGO-Education2030
Please note the 23rd June for the ceremony of the L’Oréal and UNESCO prize for Women in Science and information on the 28-30 June Transforming Education pre-summit I will be attending as Observer as member of the CCNGO-Ed2030 CG at UNESCO and more on the UN TES .
It would be good to connect with the UN New York Representatives and UN reps in general ahead of the September Summit as UN and UNESCO are fully aligned for Our Common Agenda
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