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UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization

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UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) was founded on the initiative of the Conference of Allied Ministers of Education, set up during World War II. UNESCO's purpose is &t;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 law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms without distinction of race, sex, language or religion by the Charter of the United Nations&t;. The organs of UNESCO are: the General Conference, the Executive Board and the Secretariat headed by a Director-General. UNESCO's field of work is extremely broad; its tasks became more and more complex and are supposed to cover the major problems ranging from the articulation of the global dependencies and through solution proposals to abolish them, to the strengthening of international solidarity to secure the survival of human-kind.

Keywords: General Conference; UNESCO

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