Since its creation in 1948, the UNESCO Courier has changed a great deal, both in content and form, but it continues to pursue its original mission: to promote UNESCO’s ideals, maintain a platform for the dialogue between cultures and provide a forum for international debate.
Published quarterly since 2017, the Courier serves readers around the world in the six official languages of the Organization — Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish — as well as in Portuguese, Esperanto and Sardinian. Published online and in a PDF format, a limited number of printed copies are also produced.
News & Views Online is a digital supplement of the Courier which provides additional information, by offering a selection of articles and interviews on current events.
The affirmation of women on equal terms with men in every area of life –personal, social, physical, intellectual and spiritual − liberates tremendous creative and productive forces, encouraging new forms of participation. This in turn helps change men’s attitudes, creating new balances and new dynamics.
It is these dynamics that the Courier is committed to – leading the publication to pose the provocative question, as early as 1955 and not without a hint of irony: Are women inferior beings?