In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.

UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by:

Mobilizing for education: so that every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right and as a prerequisite for human development.

Building intercultural understanding: through protection of heritage and support for cultural diversity. UNESCO created the idea of World Heritage to protect sites of outstanding universal value.

Pursuing scientific cooperation: such as early warning systems for tsunamis or trans-boundary water management agreements, to strengthen ties between nations and societies.

Protecting freedom of expression: an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity.


UNESCO in Greece

Αkadimias 3, (7th floor)
Αthens 10027
unescogr@mfa.gr ,  info@unesco-hellas.gr
Τel:    +30 210 – 368 23 74, +30 210 – 368 23 96
+30 210 – 368 23 86, +30 210 – 368 23 99
Fax:   +30-210-3682384


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