- an agency of the United Nations charged with instituting and administering programs for cooperative, coordinated action by member states in education, science, and the arts.
Origin of UNESCO
U(nited) N(ations) E(ducational), S(cientific, and) C(ultural) O(rganization)
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Examples from the Web for unesco
There are six UNESCO biosphere reserves and nine UNESCO World Heritage sites.Goodbye, Bahamas. Hello, Havana!
December 18, 2014
UNESCO granted Chinguetti and four other nearby trading posts status as World Heritage sites in 1996.The Lost Libraries of the Sahara
September 11, 2014
The town was listed as a UNESCO World Friendship and Peace Village.Turkey's Gorgeous Ghost Town
July 12, 2014
Six UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Syria have been destroyed in Syria since the fighting began.Exclusive Photos: Syria’s Oldest Synagogue, Destroyed by Assad
May 27, 2014
Indeed, in 2011 UNESCO received a formal petition to declare Latin and Greek an “intangible heritage of humanity.”The Classics are Dead! Long Live the Classics! Mary Beard’s New Book
September 20, 2013
- United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization: an agency of the United Nations that sponsors programmes to promote education, communication, the arts, etc
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Word Origin and History for unesco
acronym from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which was created in 1945.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper