Scotland has a unique contribution to make to the work of the UKNC and to UNESCO’s vision of building peace, eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture and communication.
Through its Scotland Committee, the UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) draws upon the expertise and support of a strong network of civil society organisations, institutions and individuals. The Scotland Committee’s activities participate directly in:
- providing independent policy advice to the UK and Scottish Governments in the fields of UNESCO's competence
- supporting the UK government's reform and effectiveness agenda at UNESCO
- providing advice and support to UK & Scotland's individuals and institutions seeking UNESCO accreditation and nominations
The Scotland Committee's work promotes the sharing of ideas and of mutual learning (including North-South and South-South) and aims at showcasing best practice at all levels.
Read more about our work in Scotland by selecting from the below list of topics.
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- Scotland's Culture and Heritage
- The work of the UKNC in Scotland spans across the areas Remote access to World Heritage Sites, intangible cultural heritage, and Creative Cities
- Scotland in Support of Education for All
- Education lies at the heart of the fight against poverty and Scotland supports the EFA goals.
- Sciences and Scotland
- The UKNC in Scotland focuses its expertise in the areas of Water Policy and Science, Technology and Engineering for Development and sustainable business models for Geoparks and Biosphere Reserves.
- Scotland Committee
- Experts from across Scotland specialising in UNESCO’s fields of Education, Sciences, Culture and Communication and Information.