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
27 October 2016 to 29 October 2016
Suwon, Republic of Korea 4th World Humanities Forum
26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016
Seoul and DAegu, Republic of Korea Study tour and training on e-school development, teacher training and open and distance learning in the Republic of Korea
07 September 2016 to 09 September 2016
Beijing, China Expert meeting on developing an overall results framework for the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
05 September 2016 to 17 September 2016
Bayannuur, Mongolia Second Workshop in Mongolia for the Preservation of the Shoroon Bumbagar Necropolis and its Mural Paintings
01 September 2016 Cheongju City, Republic of Korea UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize Ceremony