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The Canadian Commission for UNESCO serves as a bridge between Canadians and the vital work of UNESCO—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

By promoting UNESCO values, priorities and programs in Canada and by bringing the voices of Canadian experts to the international stage, the Commission contributes to a peaceful, equitable and sustainable future that leaves no one behind.

Mandate

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is a network of networks that helps Canadians share knowledge, locally and globally, in order to build peace in the minds of men and women. To do so, the Commission facilitates cooperation in the fields of education, sciences, culture, communication and information to address some of the most complex challenges facing humanity. Through its own activities and that of its networks, CCUNESCO supports the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other UNESCO priorities of importance to Canada. The Commission operates under the authority of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Priorities

  • inclusive societies
  • environmental protection
  • gender equity
  • education for all
  • global citizenship
  • sustainable cities
  • cultural diversity
  • preservation of heritage
  • reconciliation

Report on Activities 2015/16

Learn more about the Commission’s work in their Report on Activities 2015/16.