Since its inception, UNESCO has recognized that non-governmental organizations and foundations which have concerns close to its own play an important role in international cooperation in the service of peoples.
For more than a half-century, UNESCO has set up a valuable network of cooperative relations with a number of organizations in its fields of competence, thereby enabling it to work with civil society in achieving its objectives and to disseminate its democratic and ethical ideals.
Currently, UNESCO is enjoying official partnerships with 371 international NGOs and 22 foundations and similar institutions which are working in the fields of competence of the Organization. In addition to this formal framework, the Organization has been carrying out a range of activities hand in hand with NGOs, not only at international and regional levels, but also at national level.
Cooperation with NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO and foundations maintaining official relations with UNESCO
- Non-governmental organizations
- National organizations
- Collective Cooperation
- Section for non-governmental organizations
- List of UNESCO sectoral focal points for NGOs
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