Building peace in the minds of men and women

Intergovernmental Organizations

In order to achieve the building of peace and equitable and sustainable development, UNESCO cooperates with many International Organizations (IGOs), with which it shares the same goals and missions, in a various fields of its competence (education, the sciences, culture and communication), keeping in mind UNESCO’s global priorities (Africa, Gender Equality).  Over the decades since its inception, UNESCO has forged to strengthen and broaden its cooperation with IGOs, and has concluded formal agreements with 87 IGOs to reinforce its delivery through joint activities at country, regional and global levels.

Recently, UNESCO renewed an agreement with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), one of its major and longstanding partners, to strengthen its collaboration and operational relations with the organization.  This new agreement allows both organizations to carry out a more focused programme of cooperation with higher visibility and impact to achieve shared strategic objectives.   

UNESCO also maintains close working relations with a number of multilateral, regional organizations, including the European Union and Multilateral Development Banks. It envisages signing new agreements with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) this year.