United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
Purpose: Contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication 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.
Date of Origin: November 16,1945
Original Membership: 20 countries
Current Membership: 186 countries
Director: Federico Mayor(Spain)
Staff: 2,483 people
Location: Paris, France
Budget: 455 million
Structure: The GENERAL CONFERENCE is the main decision-making body of UNESCO. It meets every two years and determines the policies of the Organization and approves the program and budget. Every six years it appoints the Director-General upon the recommendation of the Executive Board.
The EXECUTIVE BOARD is composed of 51 Members and meets twice a year. It is responsible for the execution of the programme adopted by the General Conference.
The SECRETARIAT consists of the DIRECTOR-GENERAL and the STAFF appointed by him. The DG prepares the draft programme and budget and formulates proposals for appropriate action. Five program sectors and a number of transverse units work in collaboration with the administrative services to carry out the program
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