UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was created in 1945, as one of specialized UN agencies.
The UNESCO Almaty Office (established in 1994) works in four countries, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It works through and in cooperation with the National Commissions for UNESCO in each country and partner networks in its fields of competence.
UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to peace and human development through Education, the Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information.
Director of UNESCO Almaty Office: Ms. Krista Pikkat
Social and Human sciences:
Communication and Information Programme: its mission: sustaining peace and development through freedom of expression and access to knowledge. As the United Nations agency with a specific mandate to promote “the free flow of ideas by word and image”, UNESCO works to foster free, independent and pluralistic media in print, broadcast and online. For UNESCO, pluralistic and diverse media provides information options so that the public can make good choices. This is why it help to build community media in particular, and why foster gender equity in the media. In order to empower individuals as informed producers and consumers of information, UNESCO has initiatives in media and information literacy and in journalism education. Specific media projects that align with our vision can secure grants from our International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), which also promotes knowledge-driven media development. Knowledge and information have significant impact on people’s lives. The sharing of knowledge and information, particularly through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has the power to transform economies and societies. UNESCO works to create inclusive knowledge societies and empower local communities by increasing access and preservation and sharing of information and knowledge in all of UNESCO’s domains. Knowledge societies must build on four pillars: freedom of expression; universal access to information and knowledge; respect for cultural and linguistic diversity; and quality education for all.
Address: 67, Tole Bi Street. 050000. Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN.
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/unesata
UNESCO Almaty News and Events at Headquarters: http://en.unesco.org/countries/field-offices/almaty
UNESCO activities in Tajikistan: http://en.unesco.kz/unesco/worldwide/cluster/tajikistan/
Деятельность ЮНЕСКО в Таджикистане: http://ru.unesco.kz/unesco/worldwide/cluster/tajikistan/