UNESCO in Scotland

Article date: 1 Nov 2016, Author: UK National Commission for UNESCO

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 its global functions. But what is the impact, influence and relevance of UNESCO in Scotland?

Building upon its Wider Value of UNESCO to the UK study conducted in 2015, the UK National Commission for UNESCO’s (UKNC) explores this question in this report looking at the core benefits of UNESCO membership to Scotland and the UK as a whole.