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00:02:43 1 History
00:12:55 2 Activities
00:21:43 3 Media
00:22:53 4 Official UNESCO NGOs
00:23:35 5 Institutes and centres
00:23:57 6 Prizes
00:26:45 6.1 Inactive prizes
00:27:17 7 International Days observed at UNESCO
00:27:35 8 Member states
00:28:21 9 Governing bodies
00:28:30 9.1 Director-General
00:30:11 9.2 General Conference
00:30:27 9.3 Executive Board
00:30:36 10 Offices and Headquarters
00:31:08 10.1 Field offices by region
00:31:33 10.1.1 Africa
00:33:30 10.1.2 Arab States
00:34:34 10.1.3 Asia and Pacific
00:36:19 10.1.4 Europe and North America
00:37:05 10.1.5 Latin America and the Caribbean
00:38:45 11 Controversies
00:38:54 11.1 New World Information and Communication order
00:40:27 11.2 Israel
00:44:21 11.2.1 Occupied Palestine Resolution
00:47:39 11.3 Palestine
00:47:47 11.3.1 Palestinian youth magazine controversy
00:48:19 11.3.2 Islamic University of Gaza controversy
00:49:31 11.4 Wikileaks
00:50:47 11.5 Che Guevara
00:51:39 11.6 Listing Nanjing Massacre documents
00:52:24 11.7 US withdrawals
00:54:48 11.8 Turkish–Kurdish conflict
00:55:37 12 Products or services
00:56:06 12.1 Information processing tools
00:57:40 13 See also

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; French: Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.
It is the successor of the League of Nations' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.
UNESCO has 195 member states and ten associate members. Most of its field offices are "cluster" offices covering three or more countries; national and regional offices also exist.
UNESCO pursues its objectives through five major programs: education, natural sciences, social/human sciences, culture and communication/information. Projects sponsored by UNESCO include literacy, technical, and teacher-training programs, international science programs, the promotion of independent media and freedom of the press, regional and cultural history projects, the promotion of cultural diversity, translations of world literature, international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage (World Heritage sites) and to preserve human rights, and attempts to bridge the worldwide digital divide. It is also a member of the United Nations Development Group.UNESCO's aim is "to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information". Other priorities of the organization include attaining quality Education For All and lifelong learning, addressing emerging social and ethical challenges, fostering cultural diversity, a culture of peace and building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication.The broad goals and objectives of the international community—as set out in the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)—underpin all UNESCO strategies and activities.

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