Australian National Commission for UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The Australian National Commission for UNESCO is the Australian Government focal point for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The National Commission provides expert analysis and policy advice to the Australian Government on UNESCO matters and acts as a point of liaison between government, the community and UNESCO in Australia.

UNESCO was established in 1946 as a specialised agency of the United Nations. UNESCO's mandate includes education, the natural sciences, the social and human sciences, culture and communications/information technology. Australia is a founding member. Further information is available from UNESCO.

About the Australian National Commission

Australian Permanent Delegation to UNESCO

Australian Permanent Delegation website

Education

UNESCO Education portal

Natural sciences

Social sciences

UNESCO Social Science portal

Culture

Communications

Youth

UNESCO: Acting with and for Youth

Working for UNESCO

UNESCO job vacancies

Young Professional Programme (YPP)

The Young Professional Programme is a UNESCO initiative for candidates from un-represented or under-represented countries in the UNESCO Secretariat.

For the information of potential applicants, Australia has not been invited to nominate candidates for the YPP in the current intake.

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