What does UNESCO mean?

Definitions for UNESCOyuˈnɛs koʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO(noun)

    an agency of the United Nations that promotes education and communication and the arts



    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the UN Charter. It is the heir of the League of Nations' International Commission on Intellectual Cooperation. UNESCO has 195 member States and eight Associate Members. Most of the field offices are "cluster" offices covering three or more countries; there are also national and regional offices. UNESCO pursue its objectives through five major programs: education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information. Projects sponsored by UNESCO include literacy, technical, and teacher-training programmes; international science programmes; 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 cultural and natural heritage and to preserve human rights, and attempts to bridge the worldwide digital divide. It is also a member of the United Nations Development Group.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of UNESCO in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of UNESCO in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nevin Soyukaya:

    In a year, we went from UNESCO (listing) ... to destruction so complete, there is no chance of return.

  2. Lisa Anselmo:

    Paris had to do something to save their heritage sites. The entire UNESCO World Heritage district is endangered by love locks.

  3. Zulfu Livaneli:

    The dilemma is (UNESCO's) support and funding come from governments, so political pressure renders such organizations ineffective.

  4. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga:

    As for Japan's (financial) contribution (to UNESCO), we plan to look into all possibilities and revisions, including halting payments.

  5. Shani Tager:

    By insisting that the Australian government prepare a report within 18 months ... UNESCO has clearly shown that the Great Barrier Reef is not fine and is not safe in Tony Abbott's hands.

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