The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) was created in 1945 soon after the end of World War II. It was set up with the main aim of disseminating peace among the member countries of the United Nations.
UNESCO promotes international co-operation among its Member States in the fields of education, science, culture and communications whilst working to create genuine dialogue amongst people of all races and beliefs. The observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty are top priorities in UNESCO's framework of activities.
THE MALTESE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO
The Maltese National Commission for UNESCO was established in 1964 when Malta gained its Independence. The Maltese National Commission promotes the aims and goals of the parent organisation in Paris. As the direct representative of UNESCO it liases with the Maltese government as well as non-governmental entities.
The Maltese National Commission, in line with UNESCO's mission embarks in various activities particulary those of an educational and cultural nature