General information about UNESCO


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO was created on November 16, 1945 in London.

Unesco's objective is to achieve peace and security through education, science and culture. The organization seeks the development of peoples through natural resources and culture. Its goal is to modernize and advance the peoples of the world, but without losing the diversity and identity of culture. The institution works intensively in the literacy of the people, building schools and training teachers.

UNESCO's main objectives are summarized as follows:

  • Achieving quality education and lifelong learning for all.
  • Promoting science for sustainable development.
  • Addressing new social and ethical challenges.
  • Promoting multiculturalism, peace and dialogue.
  • Use communication and information to build public knowledge.

The UNESCO Chair of World Linguistic Heritage of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) is a Unesco Chair specialized in the field of minority languages.

Link: https://www.unesco.org/en


UN Etxea

The Basque Association for the Promotion of UNESCO is a non-profit organization. Created in 1991, it aims to disseminate the principles, programs and lines of action of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in the Basque Country.

It is an association of individuals and organizations committed to the principles of the United Nations and UNESCO to create individual and collective attitudes that contribute to the Basque society to assume the values of human rights, making it a participant in the global challenge of sustainable development of peoples.

The UNESCO Chair of World Linguistic Heritage of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) is a member of UNESCO Etxea.

Link: https://unetxea.org/en/


Agenda 2030

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with the aim of eradicating poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all people. It consists of 17 goals, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), each of which has specific targets and indicators.

However, the UNESCO Chair in World Linguistic Heritage of the University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU) proposes Goal 18, for Linguistic and Cultural Diversity. One of the purposes of the Chair is that within the 2030 Agenda this goal 18 is taken into account.

UNESCO Etxea has participated in the drafting of this Agenda and is now working to implement it in order to achieve sustainable human development under the slogan "leaving no one behind".

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