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).
withdrew from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1984.
This piece was drafted (not merely signed) by twenty-four Nobel Peace Prize laureates--including the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, Coretta Scott King, Desmond Tutu, and Elie Wiesel--and issued this past March 4 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Advocating the transformation of the culture of war and violence into a culture of peace and nonviolence, this manifesto is a refreshingly short, nonreligious personal pledge that is free of triumphalism.
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