United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNSCO), founded in 1945, is an agency of the United Nations (UN) which specializes in education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communications and information. With 195 members, 9 associate members, and 50 field offices, working with over 300 international NGOs, UNESCO carries out activities in all of these areas, with the post-2015 development agenda underpinning their overall agenda.
As the only UN agency with a mandate to address all aspects of education, it proffers that education is at the heart of development, with a belief that education is fundamental to human, social, and economic development. It coordinates “Education for All” movement, a global commitment to provide quality basic education for all children, youth, and adults, monitoring trends in education and where possible make attempts to raise the profile of education on the global development agenda. For the natural sciences, UNE
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Big Data
EditorsLaurie Schintler, Connie McNeely
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-32001-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-32001-4
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Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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    Ferreira, J. (2017). United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). In L. Schintler, & C. McNeely (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Big Data (pp. 1-3). Switzerland: Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32001-4_201-1