UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation • • Created in 1945 Mission: to contribute to  the building of peace

 the eradication of poverty  sustainable development  intercultural dialogue through: • education • the sciences • culture • communication • information In terms of culture they aim to:  Promote cultural diversity by safeguarding heritage in its various dimensions and enhancing cultural expressions  Promote social cohesion by fostering pluralism, intercultural dialogue, a culture of peace and the central role of culture in sustainable development Financed by Member States Budget for 2008 and 2009 was US$631 million 1978 – World Heritage Sites are first designated

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