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04 Jul 2011

Unesco Bangkok

UNESCO is the only institution in the United Nations system with a mandate in the field of culture. In accordance with its Constitution, the Organization assists its Member States in updating their cultural policies.

One of its aims is to help Member States formulate appropriate responses to those challenges posed by cultural diversity in all of its forms - be they heritage-related, contemporary or creative activities - as well as those posed by its corollary, i.e., intercultural dialogue. These policies pertain not only to the field of culture proper but also to the role that culture should play in other areas of development.

This website is the homepage of Unesco bangkok, and serves as a portal to the organizations projects, activities and resources. Visitors will find out about UNESCO in the field of culture, staff and internship opportunities, strategic objectives for culture, main programmes of action, a list of Asia-Pacific world heritage sites and resources.

Since 1961, UNESCO Bangkok, the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and Cluster Office for the six “Mekong” countries, Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR, and Singapore, and indirectly through UNESCO country Offices in Hanoi and Phnom Penh, promotes peace and human development through education, sciences, culture, communication and information.

In the spirit of One UN and as part of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Thailand, UNESCO Bangkok works in synergy with the United Nations Sister Agencies for achieving the United Nations Millennium Goals in the Asia-Pacific.

As Cluster Office, UNESCO Bangkok covers all UNESCO mandates: education, sciences, culture, communication and information. It is responsible for the implementation of related programmes in the “Mekong” countries - directly in Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR, and Singapore, and indirectly in support of UNESCO country Offices in Hanoi and Phnom Penh.