Monday, December 18, 2006


UNESCO was designed “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science, and culture.” It has accomplished a great deal since it was founded in the aftermath of World War II.

Americans for UNESCO (AU), on UNESCO’s sixtieth anniversary, set itself the task of providing an overview of what UNESCO has accomplished. Following up an initiative launched by its predecessor, Americans for the Universality of UNESCO, AU reached out to some 20 specialists in UNESCO’s fields of competence, seeking to highlight some of its achievements over the years. The UNESCO involvement of some of these experts dates as far back as the 1940s, and their collective experience amounts to over 350 years. The inquiry came to an end in the summer of 2006.

This brief document resulted from a screening of the reports of these wise people by members AU’s Board and Advisory Council. The reported accomplishments are representative, not exhaustive. The brochure identifies significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge and understanding among peoples which can be attributed to UNESCO since its founding.




Anonymous said...

some important information missing!!!

John Daly said...

Thanks for pointing out the missing information.

I have added a link to the document in PDF format. See above.