Building peace in the minds of men and women

Beijing Cluster Office

Marielza Oliveira

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded in 1945 to create the conditions for peaceful dialogue based upon respect for shared values and dignity of each civilization and culture. UNESCO has offices, institutes and centers all over the world, and its headquarters are located in Paris, France.

UNESCO Beijing Cluster Office was established in 1984. It is responsible for UNESCO’s projects and work in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea. Altogether, these countries encompass about 1/5 of the world’s population, around 25% of global economic output, and over 5,000 years of rich history and culture.

Together with other UNESCO units and the entire United Nations family, UNESCO Beijing Cluster Office works to find and implement innovative solutions in social, cultural, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development, helping countries to achieve their national development priorities and commitments on Sustainable Development Goals and the Education Agenda 2030. It does so through five major programmes – education, social sciences, natural sciences, culture, and communication & information.

In the five countries it serves, UNESCO Beijing Cluster Office has helped to establish 22 UNESCO Category 2 Centers, 60 Biosphere Reserves, and 95 World Heritage Sites; has built capacities of key decision-making institutions; helped strengthen policies, standards, and practices in UNESCO’s areas of work; promoted cooperation between countries within and outside the region; and made a lasting impact on people’s lives.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea
UN Region: 
Asia and the Pacific



When Where
16 September 2013 to 20 September 2013
Beijing, China International Workshop on Remote Sensing and Eco-hydrology in Arid Regions
12 September 2013 Cheongju City, Republic of Korea UNESCO Jikji Memory of the World Prize Ceremony
09 September 2013 to 13 September 2013
Jeju, Republic of Korea Geoparks Symposium in Jeju (Republic of Korea)
09 September 2013 to 10 September 2013
Seoul, Republic of Korea Technical Consultation on Global Citizenship Education
07 September 2013 to 21 September 2013
Kyoto, Japan 8th International Training Program on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage