Building peace in the minds of men and women

Partnership renewal with non-governmental organizations

Pursuant to its mandate, UNESCO has always maintained close relations with civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGO). The Organization was one of the first UN agencies to recognize the importance of NGO participation in its activities and establish strong partnerships with many of them. It played a leading role in the creation of many NGOs in order to strengthen the role of civil society in the pursuit of its goals.