UNESCO was created “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science, and culture.” No one spoke with greater authority about the original mission statement than Julian Huxley, who served as Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s Preparatory Commission and became its first Director General.
This facsimile edition provides both the English and French editions of this visionary policy document from 1946 during preparatory negotiations.
- Huxley, Julian (1946) UNESCO: Its Purpose and Philosophy (London: Euston Grove Press), 144 pages. 2010 facsimiles of English and French editions. ISBN 978-1-906267-01-8. (More…)
UNESCO is the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation, and this essay provides a founding mission statement.