UNESCO’s international science programmes

UNESCO stands for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. It acts as a global laboratory of ideas and a catalyst for international cooperation in the fields of education, science, culture and communications. It develops normative instruments and helps its members to strengthen their capacity through technical assistance, political advice and a wide range of international and regional programmes. UNESCO is also an active publicist and statistician.

UNESCO’s intragovernmental science programmes promote the organisation’s objectives and strategies. The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture has a team dedicated to coordinating UNESCO’s science programmes (IBSP, IGCP, IHP, IOC, MAB and MOST) of which the Research Council of Finland is a member. The team’s secretariat is based at the Council of Finnish Academies.

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