The Routes of UNESCO


What has been the impact of UNESCO’s ideas and initiatives? How have UNESCO’s values and ideals been translated into practice over the past 70 years? Why does history matter for UNESCO? These are the questions that 17 historians address during this 70th anniversary history conference Making a Difference: Seventy Years of UNESCO Actions, on 28 and 29 October 2015, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

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“The conference focuses on the Routes rather than the Roots of UNESCO’s initiatives, and on the local interventions and their impact rather than on the global initiatives and the ideas behind them,” Poul Duedahl explains, in his quality of Director of the Global History of UNESCO Project.

Read his article: "Is UNESCO changing the world?"

Poul Duedahl © Danish Council for Independent Research