[ yoo-nes-koh ]
/ yuˈnɛs koʊ /


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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/ (juːˈnɛskəʊ) /

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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