United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


UNESCO was created in 1945 to respond to nations, forged by two world wars, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.


UNESCO contributes to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. It creates the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values.


UNESCO Presence in Sudan

UNESCO in Sudan focuses on capacity building, economic and social development and advocacy. UNESCO supports the implementation of the global initiative on “Education, HIV/AIDS” and in identifying and developing policies, and capacities that contribute to the increase of scientific knowledge and technological innovation. The culture sector programmes have been developed within the framework Enhancing protection of Cultural Diversity in Sudan, safeguarding intangible cultural heritage amongst ethnic groups and minorities leading to cultural diversity management and sustainable peace in the country.