Applications have now closed for the second round of the National Commission for UNESCO Contestable Activity Fund for the 2014/15 Financial Year. 


Looking Beyond Disaster Toolkit

Looking Beyond Disaster

Based on the Looking Beyond Disaster UNESCO Youth Forum series that began in Christchurch in 2011, the LBD Toolkit was created to support young people who want to enhance the disaster resilience of their communities.

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International Year of Light


2015 was declared by UN resolution (A/RES/68/221) to be the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL2015) - Read more.



OWLS, developed with support from UNESCO, is a teaching resource to help primary and intermediate school students manage their online privacy.

Let's put culture on the agenda now!

Let's put culture on the agenda now!

"Let's put culture on the agenda now!" is the message of Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, and Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator on culture and development.