The UK National Commission for UNESCO works to support the UK’s contribution to UNESCO and bring the benefits of UNESCO to the UK

Intro thumb
  • Policy advice

    We provide expert policy advice to UK government and to UNESCO that is centred around reform and effectiveness at UNESCO.

  • Expert network

    We help UK-based organisations and experts in the UK access and become affiliated to UNESCO.

  • Hub

    We are the hub for the UK’s UNESCO community, UK government and UNESCO.

Our publications

  • events | jobs | news

    Network Link – January 2017

    27 Jan 2017

    Get up to speed with the latest news/jobs/events from the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the wider UNESCO community in the UK in our January Newsletter.

  • UNESCO in Scotland

    1 Nov 2016

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is the UN agency with global responsibility for protecting cultural heritage internationally (including in conflict zones), coordinating the tsunami warning system, setting and monitoring the global Education for All Goals, leading the UN’s Scientific Advisory Board and monitoring press freedom to name just a few of

  • Expert Network

    Network Link – October 2016

    18 Oct 2016

    Get up to speed with the latest news from the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the wider UNESCO community in the UK in our October newsletter.

  • Global Geoparks

    Global Geoparks in the UK

    30 Sep 2016

  • Communication & Information | Heritage

    UNESCO Recommendation on protecting documentary heritage including in digital form

    12 Jul 2016

    In this policy brief, the UKNC considers where UNESCO's Recommendation on protecting documentary heritage fits within existing structures in the UK and outlines key considerations for the UK in taking the Recommendation forward, offering best practice examples of effective work in this space.

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