Novice UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

Welcome to the UNESCO Committee at SCMUN 2019!

Background Guides Coming Soon.

*Please note this committee will only be in session on 03/31/19 and is designed for middle school delegates.

A specialized agency of the UN, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization was created in 1946 to foster and promote peace through international collaboration. UNESCO’s founding vision of peace through mutual understanding is furthered through the development of educational tools, promotion of scientific programs and advancements, and encouragement and respect of cultural heritages.

Notable among the successes of this body, UNESCO preserves 1073 World Heritage sites, publishes general histories of world regions, and launches educational programs and research facilities. UNESCO’s programs and advocacy further its aim "to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information" in conjunction with the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.