United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization


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United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

Also called UNESCO. An organization within the United Nations that promotes greater respect for the rule of law, freedom of the press, freedom of speech and other areas. UNESCO fosters scientific development through education and the administration of several institutes of learning. It was created in 1945 and is based in Paris.
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There are very few global issues, even poverty, that are not linked to the oceans," says Geoffrey Holland of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The event will include presentations from representatives of the European Commission Directorate General Information Society and Media, Swedish Post and Telecom Agency, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN/OCHA), United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United States Department of Homeland Security, World Health Organization (WHO), and World Weather Watch.
withdrew from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1984.
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