“Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed.” UNESCO Constitution.

Agency Overview

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It contributes to peace and security by promoting international cooperation in education, sciences, culture, communication and information. UNESCO promotes knowledge sharing and the free flow of ideas to accelerate mutual understanding and a more perfect knowledge of each other’s lives. UNESCO’s programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined in the 2030 Agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

About UNESCO Brussels

Since February 2011, the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels and UNESCO Representation to the European Union (EU) contributes to represent UNESCO towards the European Institutions, to advocate for UNESCO’s mandate and increase the visibility of UNESCO’s programmes and activities, with the aim of achieving the SDGs through strengthening the UNESCO-EU partnership.

The European Union is one of the first largest donor to UNESCO. This unique partnership takes the shape of a wide range of projects undertaken across the world, in particular in the areas of mutual interest covering all UNESCO’s fields of competencies such as culture, education, freedom of expression and equal access to information, environment, water and oceans, as well as a bolstered scope of policy dialogue.


Address: 35 square de Meeûs 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel:+32 2 891 59 97
Reach us at: [email protected]
Website: unesco.org/en/fieldoffice/brussels

Publications and Reports

Explore UNESCO publications: https://www.unesco.org/en/publications

Learn more about the partnership between UNESCO and the European Union.