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17 Jun 2011

Asia-Pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO

The Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) was established in 1971 through the cooperation of the Japanese government and private sectors, led by the publishing industry, upon request from the United Nations Educational, Cultural, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to establish a core center to promote cultural exchange in the Asia-Pacific region.

Since its establishment, ACCU has implemented activities based on the UNESCO principle, “Peace must be founded upon the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind.” ACCU has cooperated with international organisations, government education agencies, industry and local communities to promote many activities reflecting local needs in educational cooperation, human resource development, and mutual understanding to contribute toward the realisation of a sustainable society.