We connect Canadians to the vital work of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

We contribute to a peaceful, equitable and sustainable future that leaves no one behind — a future where people share knowledge and foster mutual understanding, locally and globally.

Our activities are guided by the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other UNESCO priorities. Through our networks we cultivate global citizenship, promote inclusive cities, involve communities in ecosystem protection, encourage the preservation of heritage and freedom of expression, tackle climate change and discrimination, and work for sustainable development in all forms.

Here's how we do it:

  • Promote UNESCO values
  • Support our networks
  • Mobilize the public
  • Advise governments
  • Harness Canadian expertise
  • Encourage Canada's participation in UNESCO's work 
  • Nurture discussion among experts across fields
  • Promote Agenda 2030's Sustainable Development Goals

Cooperation is at the core of our work. Together, we connect experts with the public, share Canadian expertise with the world, and bring global best practices back home.