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Frequently asked questions

Discovering UNESCO

Can I visit UNESCO Headquarters?
Yes, UNESCO Headquarters based in Paris, France, are open to the public for guided tours, upon reservation.

How is UNESCO represented throughout the world?
UNESCO counts over 50 Field offices and 90 specialized Institutes and Centres around the world.

Can I attend events organized in UNESCO Headquarters?
Yes. You can view the calendar of public cultural events in UNESCO Headquarters organized by UNESCO in collaboration with programme sectors, Member States and public or private partners.

Finding resources

Where can I find the resources produced by UNESCO?
UNESCO produces many resources on subjects related to the Organisation’s areas of action. Most publications are available in several languages and available online free of charge in UNESDOC. To obtain printed publications as well as stamps, coins and other UNESCO-related gifts, you can visit the bookshop at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris or purchase online at UNESCO Publishing.

Where can I find photos and videos on UNESCO’s fields of action?
Many photos, videos and audio recordings are proposed by UNESCO’s Multimedia services. A large part of them are available online.

Where can I find statistics on UNESCO’s working subjects?
UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics (UIS) provides cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.

Is UNESCO Library open to the general public?
UNESCO’s Library provides reference and information services, including research, and is open to the general public with an interest in UNESCO's fields of competence.

Can I consult UNESCO’s Archives?
Yes, you can contact UNESCO’s Archives who document the Organization’s history and provide access to all official correspondence, documents, publications, multimedia and electronic records.

I’m looking for documentation on a Member State. Who can help me?
UNESCO is not in a position to supply you with documentation on a particular country, since the information materials we distribute are related to the general programme and activities of UNESCO in all its Member States. We suggest you write directly to the embassy of the countries about which you are seeking documentation.

Working for UNESCO

I would like to work for UNESCO. Where can I apply for a job?
UNESCO does not process unsolicited applications. Please consult UNESCO Careers for job opportunities and applications.

Can I apply for an internship?
Yes. You can check the required conditions and apply for an internship at UNESCO Headquarters or in a Field Office on UNESCO Internship programme.

How can I work as a volunteer for UNESCO?
You can visit the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and contact its members for voluntary service opportunities.

Obtaining UNESCO's support

How can I obtain a fellowship from UNESCO to pursue my studies?
UNESCO’s fellowship programme grants fellowhips for students in the Organization’s fields of action.

Can UNESCO financially support my project?
Although UNESCO is not a funding agency, some projects can obtain financial support under UNESCO’s Participation Programme, designed to provide direct assistance to initiatives undertaken by Member States in the Organization’s fields of competence. All applications should be submitted through the National Commission of the country where the organization requesting support is based.

Am I allowed to use UNESCO’s logo?
The use of the name and logo of UNESCO is subject to rules laid down by the governing bodies of the Organization.

How can I obtain UNESCO’s patronage for my project?
UNESCO can morally endorse under patronage an exceptional activity for which the Organization is neither financially nor legally responsible.

Find us

UNESCO Headquarters is established in Paris. Offices are located in two places in the same area:

  • 7 place Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France
  • 1 rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France

General phone: +33 (0)1 45 68 10 00

Website: www.unesco.org. The Organization is also present worldwide through its Field network.

 

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