UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Committee Description

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was established in 1945, headquartered in Paris, after nations voiced their beliefs that economical and political agreements were not enough to build lasting peace in the world, which was forged by two world wars. UNESCO has 195 member states, 10 associates and there are 199 National Commissions. Its serves to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting international collaboration through scientific, educational, and cultural reforms to assure an increase in respect for the rule of law, as well as human rights and fundamental freedom, as proclaimed in the UN Charter.

UNESCO has 11 offices in Latin America and the Caribbean, mostly cluster offices, which operates towards accomplishing the organization’s objectives in the region. With all 33 countries having ratified the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, it is a culturally important region in the world, with 134 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; however, with problems such as global warming, some of these sites are in deep danger of disappearing. UNESCO has also been helping with providing education to the youth of the region that couldn’t have attended school previously because of reasons such as poverty and the lack of opportunity rising from family issues.

Agenda

Preservation of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

Ensuring primary education for the impoverished youth with a special emphasis on the Caribbean region.

Achieving sustainable development with the contribution of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Chair Reports

Report 1 by Defne Anlaş, Lara Çalkıvik
Preservation of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
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Report 2 by Defne Anlaş
Ensuring primary education for the impoverished youth with a special emphasis on the Caribbean region.
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Report 3 by Lara Çalkıvik
Achieving sustainable development with the contribution of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Latin America and the Caribbean..
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