What is PNG NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO?
Welcome to Papua New Guinea National Commission for UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizaton (UNESCO) was founded on 16th November, 1945.
The United Nations was established on 24 October 1945 by 51 countries (founder Member States) determined to maintain peace through international cooperation and collective security. It was Franklin D. Roosevelt, the President of the United States, who coined the term 'United Nations', which appeared for the fi rst time in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942. The United Nations now has 192 Member States, almost all the nations of the world.
PNG NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO - OFFICE
UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.
UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.
United Nations System
The United Nations system comprises:
- the United Nations;
- the programmes and funds of the United Nations [such as the United Nations Save the Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP);
- specialized agencies6 (such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and UNESCO);
- autonomous organizations linked to the United Nations by special agreements (such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), all of which cooperate with each other within the framework of the Economic and Social Council at the intergovernmental level and the Chief Executives Board for Co-ordination at the Secretariat level.
The Millennium Development Goals
The eight Millennium Development Goals:
- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger;
- Achieve universal primary education;
- Promote gender equality and empower women;
- Reduce child mortality;
- Improve maternal health;
- Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases;
- Ensure environmental sustainability;
- Develop a global partnership for development.