75 years of UNESCO, 65 years of Romania in UNESCO
Article published on 30-01-2021
2020 marked 75 years of UNESCO’s existence, the main structure in the United Nations system dedicated to peace, international cooperation and development through education, culture and sciences. In 1956, Romania became part of this Organization, so in 2021 we celebrate 65 years of activity in its framework.
In the more than seven decades of its existence, the UNESCO mission has become increasingly complex, evolving with changes in society and the frontiers of knowledge, receiving new missions from the international community, connected with its vocation as protector of fundamental human values. Recognition and defense of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, ensuring the universal right to education, and especially education for sustainable development, conservation of the planet’s natural heritage, opening access to scientific information, formulating the ethical principles of scientific and technological development, defending the principles of sportsmanship and honest competition by respecting the anti-doping Convention, the involvement of civil society and the socio-human sciences in debates on the future of humanity are just some of the bestknown areas and programs that UNESCO considers a priority today.
Romania’s National Commission for UNESCO, faithful to the mission defined by the Charter of the Organization, is involved in all this wide range of activities, as an interface between various governmental and non-governmental actors, as a consultative and analytical forum, as a structure designed to monitor and strengthen the respect for the values of the Organization in our country. In the last 30 years, UNESCO has penetrated the lives of hundreds of communities in Romania. We are honored to illustrate in the brochure "UNESCO Romania 1956 – 2021
" the presence of UNESCO in our country, from the recognition of the universal importance of the value of our cultural heritage, Romanian traditions and natural sites to the exceptional activity of the network of ASPnet schools and the network of UNITWIN university chairs.
Secretary-General NCR UNESCOThe French version of the brochure is available here.