What is UNESCO?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO.)was established in 1946 to "contribute to peace and security by
promoting collaboration among nations through education, science and culture
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”.
（The Preamble to the UNESCO Constitution） 【Article
I Purposes and functions】
Adoption of the UNESCO Constitution November 16th,1945
Japan’s entry July 2nd,1951
- Headquarters is located in Paris, France
Address：7, Place de Fontenoy,
75352 Paris 07 SP, FRANCE
- UNESCO offices
The offices of UNESCO are scattered in 52 places
throughout the world. （as of August 2007）
1. Its 27 Cluster Offices
administer all UNESCO activities at the regional level.
2. Its 21 National
Offices are located in particular countries in principle for a certain period
of time to implement projects smoothly.
3. Its 10 Regional Bureaus （8
of the bureaus also serve as Cluster Offices） offer advice and concerning
particular fields to the regional and cluster offices.
4. The 2 Liaison
Offices in Geneva and NY coordinate contact and develop cooperation between
UNESCO and the UN offices and, UN agencies, foundations and other related
institutions with headquaters located either in Geneva or NY.
is covered under the jurisdiction of UNESCO Beijing Office. （cluster office）
JNCU develops UNESCO activities not only with UNESCO Headquaters but also
has particulary strong collaborations and bonds with the Regional Bureaus
of the Asia-Pacific region （Education: Bangkok Office, Science: Jakarta
- Member States
193 countries as of October 2007
and other 6 are regsistered as Associate Members.
- Director General
Mr. Koichiro MATSUURA- Former Ambassador of
Japan to France
The Director-General term is 4 years. （6 years
until 2005）. The Director-General can be re-eleceted only once. Mr. Matsuura
was appointed in November 1999, re-elected in 2005 at the General Conference
and will hold the post until 2009.
et UNESCO/Michel Ravassard
- Budget （2008~2009）: Biennium budget
● Regular Programme $631,000,000
（Japan’s contribution is 16.626%: $105,000,000）
For more details and budget information, visit Programme
and Budget （C/5） at UNESCO Headquarters.