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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n acronym for

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.

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