Wales has a unique contribution to make to UNESCO’s vision of building peace, eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture and communication.
- Wales has a longstanding history of international collaboration
- A diverse environment, notably its cultural, natural and built aspects, including three World Heritage Sites (WHS), one of only two new-style UNESCO biosphere reserves in the UK, and two Geoparks
- A higher education sector committed to inter-university cooperation, including three UNESCO Chairs at universities across Wales
- A rich documentary heritage, including two items and collections on the UK Memory of the World Register
The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) helps ensure that Wales contributes fully to, and benefits from, UNESCO’s programmes.