UNESCO in a nutshell

UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which was founded in 1945 in order to create networks among nations that enable solidarity by mobilizing for education, building intercultural understanding and pursuing scientific cooperation.

UNESCO’s message has a great importance nowadays, since we must create holistic policies that are capable of addressing the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development.

Hungary joined this so called "intellectual" agency of the United Nations that has two governing bodies: the General Conference – that meets every two years - and the Executive Board. The General Conference, where each country has one vote, determines the policies and main lines of work and sets the budget of UNESCO. It also elects the Members of the Executive Board and the Director-General, whilst the Executive Board ensures the overall management of the Organization.