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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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(UNESCO) A specialized agency of the United Nations, founded in 1946 and based in Paris, which promotes international collaboration in education, science, culture, and ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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48 words

... Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ) Intergovernmental organization, agency of the United Nations ( UN ). Founded in 1945 , it aims to promote peace by improving the world's standard of education, and by bringing together nations in cultural and scientific projects. It also gives aid to developing...

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
399 words

... Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization UNESCO is governed by its Constitution, which was adopted in London on 16 November 1945 ( 4 U.N.T.S. 275 ), and which has been subject to a total of 22 amendments, the most recent at the 31st session of UNESCO. UNESCO's primary purpose is ‘to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for human rights and fundamental freedoms’: art. 1. It currently...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History
Length:
215 words

... Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ) A specialized agency of the United Nations, founded in 1946 and based in Paris, which promotes international collaboration in education, science, culture, and communication. In education, it supports the spread of literacy, continuing education, and universal primary education; and in science, assists developing countries, and international interchange between scientists. It encourages the preservation of monuments and sites, and of other aspects of culture such as oral traditions,...

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
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1,343 words

... Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization . The League of Nations after World War I and the United Nations after World War II were dedicated to peace, but the dedication to peace of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ) was different. It was founded at the same historical moment as the United Nations, but it has always been an independent specialized agency with its own governance, budget, and so on (the UN is based in New York, whereas UNESCO is based in Paris). Those who drafted the UNESCO...

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
4,295 words

... Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) An intergovernmental organization based in Paris, France, and a specialized agency of the United Nations ( UN ), UNESCO operates in cooperation with the UN but is an autonomous organization with its own constitution, membership, budget, and program of work. In terms of budget and staff size, it is one of the largest UN specialized agencies. UNESCO plays a special role within the UN system in promoting human rights. As clearly articulated in Article 1 of the UNESCO constitution: “The...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ) An agency of the United Nations that was created in 1946 to promote collaboration between countries through education, science, and culture. It has headquarters in Paris, France, and national commissions in many...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ) This UN agency, based in Paris, has programs in many fields, including literacy, knowledge and technology transfer, preservation of the world's natural and cultural heritage, enhancing scientific expertise, and the interfaces among the sciences and education, culture, and technology. See https://en.unesco.org . ...

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  

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(UNESCO)A specialized agency of the United Nations, founded in 1946 and based in Paris, which promotes international collaboration in education, science, culture, and communication. In education, it ...
48 The History of the Book in America

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
12,975 words
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Oxford University Press
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...and fuelled a persistent concern about the welfare of the nation’s literary and spiritual life. Cultural mediators have sought to exert centripetal force on Americans’ choices for and their practices of reading from the 17 th century to the present day. From Puritan authorities who attempted to guard early New Englanders from worldly publications, to 20 th -century cultural figures who hoped to restore the place of ‘great books’ in America’s schools and homes, individuals and institutions have seen the book as a bulwark against spiritual decline and...

Sensibility

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
7,039 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...of Scientific Culture , Beverly Hills, Calif., & London, 1979; Pocock, J. G. A. , Virtue, Commerce and History: Essays on Political Thought and History, Chiefly in the Eighteenth Century , Cambridge, 1985; Poovey, M. , The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer , Chicago, 1984; Porter, R. , and Brewer, J. , eds., Consumption and the World of Goods , London, 1993; Rousseau, G. S. , ‘ Nerves, Spirits, and Fibres: Towards Defining the Origins of Sensibility ’, Blue Guitar , 2 (1976), 125–53; Shammas, C. , The Pre-Industrial Consumer in England and America ,...

Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization  

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Institution within the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) designed to strengthen cooperation among member states in educational, scientific, and cultural research, make Islamic culture the ...
United Nations agencies

United Nations agencies  

The United Nations (UN) is responsible for administering a large number of multilateral agencies, many of which are identified and best known by acronyms. Several UN agencies have direct or indirect ...
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS  

Formerly the United Nations Special Programme on AIDS, this program is a direct responsibility of the UN Secretary General, in recognition of the global reach, number of cases and deaths, and ...
UNAIDS

UNAIDS  

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The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS was endorsed by ECOSOC Res. 1994/24 of 26 July 1994 as a joint and co-sponsored programme among UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO, WHO, and ...
West African libraries

West African libraries  

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Missions and seminaries, community associations, clubs, educational institutions, and wealthy individuals have long maintained libraries in West Africa. Senegal’s major libraries include the National ...
International Copyright Information Center

International Copyright Information Center  

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Organization initiated, in September 1969, by delegates from 25 countries to address concerns about copyright and international relations. Established under the authority of UNESCO in 1971 and housed ...
International Publishers Association

International Publishers Association  

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(IPA)An organization for book and journal publishers worldwide, its members are assembled into 78 publishers’ associations at national, regional, or specialized levels (2006 figures). The IPA was ...
Limburg Principles on Socioeconomic Rights

Limburg Principles on Socioeconomic Rights  

For a long time, the nature and meaning of socioeconomic rights as recognized in international law were not defined. The Limburg Principles on Socioeconomic Rights serve to interpret and clarify ...
World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day  

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An annual celebration on 23 April by which UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing, and the protection of intellectual property through copyright. It was declared an international official day in ...
Aḥmad Bābā Library

Aḥmad Bābā Library  

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A major public repository of Islamic MSS in Timbuktu, Mali. It has collected more than 18,000 MSS, mainly in Arabic, from the private libraries that form the area’s rich literary ...

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