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Constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientifi C and Cultural Organization

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This chapter deals with the various articles of the Constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted in London on 16 November 1945 and its amendments. The purpose of the UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations. The Organization shall include a General Conference, an Executive Board and a Secretariat. The General Conference shall determine the policies and the main lines of work of the Organization. It shall take decisions on programmes submitted to it by the Executive Board.

Keywords: fundamental freedoms; General Conference; human rights; UNESCO



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