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Fact Sheet for United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

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Observations: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations system established in 1945. Its main objective 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 the human rights and fundamental freedoms.
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Unesco has contacted the Irish government asking for a report on the use of a County Kerry island for filming the new Star Wars film.Parts of Star Wars Episode VII are being filmed on Skellig Michael island.The Unesco World Heritage Site is home to puffins, ... [Published BBC - 10 hours ago]
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Last-minute UNESCO lobbying brings SDG science success

Last-minute lobbying by UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is said to have helped reinstate some of science and research commitments into the draft of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) released this month ... [Published SciDev.Net - 13 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

UNESCO raises concerns about Irish heritage site being used for new Star Wars film

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Work accelerated at Ephesus for UNESCO

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First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

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By There is fear of damage to the reef from coal shipping.A plan to load coal ships in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef raises the risk of collisions and damage to the reef, says the United Nations' peak scientific and cultural body.UNESCO has told ... [Published ABC Online - 19 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Unesco inquires into authorisation for ‘Star Wars’ filming on Skellig Michael

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First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

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First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Tanzania: Tanzania in UNESCO Project for Usambura

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First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

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First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Request for Proposal: Development of communication strategy and tools to present UNESCO designations in EXPO 2015

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First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

UNESCO Project May Save Rare Languages as Social Media Provides New Hope

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