UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Communication and Information

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1948 Delhi India


1948, Delhi (India), as South Asia Science Cooperation Office, as the first decentralized office in Asia, within the framework of B-XB3383 - UNESCO, to deal with science and technology programmes in 11 South and Central Asian countries and later expanded to include communication, education and culture programmes. Subsequent name changes: Field Science Office for South Asia, 1968; UNESCO Regional Office for Science and Technology for South and Central Asia (UNESCO/ROSTSCA) -- Bureau régional de l'UNESCO de science et technologie pour l'Asie du Sud et l'Asie centrale, 1974, during 18th Session of UNESCO General Conference; UNESCO Regional Bureau for Communication and Information for South and Central Asia. Previously also referred to by the initials ROSTSCA. From 1995, functions as UNESCO Delhi Office -- Bureau de l'UNESCO à Delhi, also referred to as: UNESCO Office in Delhi; Office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Delhi. As part of UNESCO's new decentralization policy, UNESCO Delhi was designated as a Cluster Office for 6 countries in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka) and assumed its current title, 2001.


Contribute to peace and security by collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law, for human rights and fundamental freedoms, which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations; promote the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support peace and development in the region.


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Office comprises 5 sectors: Education; Natural Sciences; Social and Human Science; Culture; Communication and Information. Administrative Unit.


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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