Today, UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - functions as a laboratory of ideas and a standard-setter to forge universal agreements on emerging ethical issues. The Organization also serves as a clearinghouse - for the dissemination and sharing of information and knowledge - while helping Member States to build their human and institutional capacities in diverse fields.
UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972.
Executives & Departments
Information office, Tel.: +33 1 45684243, Fax: +33 1 45685581
Communication and Information Sector, 1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15
Special Divisions, Tel.: +33 1 45682496, Fax: +33 1 45685570
UNESCO World Heritage Centre, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP
Special Divisions, Tel.: +33 1 45683756, Fax: +33 1 45685596
UNESCO Culture Sector, 1, rue Miollis, 75352 Paris, Cedex 15