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UNESCO is the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. It works to maintain peace and security by promoting cooperation among different nations by means of education, science and culture.

Finnish participation in UNESCO’s activities is the responsibility of the Finnish National Commission for UNESCO, appointed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture for a three-year term. The National Commission assists the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in preparing and attending to matters relating to UNESCO.

The Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture has appointed a coordination group for UNESCO’s science programmes. The group’s secretarial tasks are assigned to the Council of  Finnish Academies. The group is composed of coordinators for six science programmes (IBSP, IGCP, IHP, IOC, MAB and MOST) and representatives from the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (Department for Science and Education Policy, and International Relations), the Finnish National Commission for UNESCO, and the Academy of Finland. The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture has invited the above bodies to appoint their representatives to the coordination group. If relevant, the group can later invite additional experts to its meetings.  

The UNESCO science sector has intergovernmental science programmes that contribute to implementing the goals and strategies of the organisation:

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