Universal Academy of Cultures

Académie universelle des cultures

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History

9 Nov 1992, Paris (France), at the instigation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel and on signature of a charter. Inaugurated 29 Jan 1993, Paris, by President François Mitterrand of France. Registered in accordance with French law.

Aims

Unite as a group in responding to the often silent distress of victims of intolerance, racism, ignorance and poverty; act as a voice for excluded, maimed and despised women, for children who are exploited or made to work, for minorities condemned to lose their identity; be attentive to all that leads to progress and hope in combating barbarism; explore means of better preparing for the world's future; study the causes of tension and conflict; mobilize the riches of past heritage and the new resources engendered by progress to bring realistic solutions to the crises that tear humanity apart; in the light of studies on ethics and on human rights, clarify the moral, intellectual and democratic values that should fashion the 21st century.

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Activities

Awards annual prize for the defence of current values. Draws together educational, research and communication resources in order to publish and distribute research results. Organizes international forum (always in Paris).

Structure

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Publications

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Members

Members in 32 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Education
    • Academies
  • Culture
    • Culture
  • Aesthetics
    • Heritage

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

F3606

Last News Received

24. Feb 2006
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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