Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (French: Organisation des Nations unies pour l’éducation, la science et la culture, UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) created in November 16th, 1945.

Its purpose is “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the 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”.

The headquarter of UNESCO is located in Paris (France).

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