UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

UNESCO profile

  • Overview

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was born on 16 November 1945 UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.

    The broad goals and concrete objectives of the international community – as set out in the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – underpin all UNESCO’s strategies and activities.
    Thus UNESCO’s unique competencies in education, the sciences, culture and communication and information contribute towards the realization of those goals.

    The Organization focuses, in particular, on two global priorities:

    Africa Gender equality.

    Preferences in private sector partnership

    UNESCO considers partnerships with the private sector as a necessity not an option.

    We do so because we recognize that today’s global challenges as set out in the Millennium Development Goals are too large for one organization to tackle. Global challenges need a global partnership that brings together international organizations, national governments, the private sector, and all the other partners in civil society.

    WHY PARTNER WITH UNESCO?
    - Benefit from a strong image transfer by associating yourself with a reputable international brand and a prestigious UN agency;
    - Win greater visibility on the international scene Gain access to UNESCO’s wide and diverse public and private networks
    - Benefit from UNESCO’s role of a neutral and multi-stakeholder broker
    - Turn your Social Responsibility into reality
    - Strengthen your brand loyalty through good corporate citizenship
    - Boost your employees’ motivation through hands-on experience in UNESCO’s activities

    HOW?
    - Finance UNESCO’s activities to achieve common development goals Share your core-business expertise
    - Dedicate your staff time / second personnel to UNESCO
    - Strengthen the project delivery through in-kind contributions
    - Sponsor events, high-level conferences and International Days – See more at: http://en.unesco.org/themes/private-sector

    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues; Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel

    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land

    Issue areas

    Biodiversity; Child Labour; Children's Rights; Climate Change; Education; Energy; Forced Labour; Gender Equality; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Labour; Migrant Workers; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 2; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 5; Principle 6; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Women's Empowerment; Youth

    Disasters

    Central African Republic

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: 52 countries (click to show)
    Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo; Congo (Democratic Republic of the); Cote d'Ivoire; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mayotte (France); Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Reunion (France); Rwanda; Saint Helena; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Togo; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania; Western Sahara; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Americas: 51 countries (click to show)
    Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; Cayman Islands; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Easter Island (Chile); Ecuador; El Salvador; Falkland Islands (Malvinas); French Guiana; Galapagos Islands (Ecuador); Greenland; Grenada; Guadeloupe (France); Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France); Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States; Uruguay; Venezuela; Virgin Islands (United States)
    Asia: 37 countries (click to show)
    Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region); China - Macau (Special Administrative Region); China - Taiwan Province; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Cyprus; Democratic People's Republic of Korea; French Southern and Antarctic Lands; Georgia; India; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Maldives; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Tajikistan; Thailand; Timor Leste; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; Vietnam
    Europe: 51 countries (click to show)
    Aland Islands (Finland); Albania; Andorra; Austria; Azores; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Channel Islands; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faeroe Islands; Finland; France; Gibraltar; Greece; Holy See; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Isle of Man; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Madeira (Portugal); Malta; Monaco; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Republic of Moldova; Romania; Russian Federation; San Marino; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (Norway); Sweden; Switzerland; The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Ukraine; United Kingdom
    Middle East: 19 countries (click to show)
    Algeria; Bahrain; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Morocco; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; State of Palestine; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
    Oceania: 24 countries (click to show)
    American Samoa; Australia; Cook Islands; Fiji; French Polynesia; Guam; Heard and McDonald Islands; Kiribati; Micronesia (Federated States of); Nauru; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Niue; Norfolk Island; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau; Pitcairn; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna Islands

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Financial Services; Food & Beverage; Industrial Goods & Services; Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Other; Personal & Household Goods; Technology; Telecommunications; Travel & Leisure