The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture. It has 193 member states and 12 associate members, as well as partners in the non-governmental, intergovernmental and private sector. Headquartered at the World Heritage Centre in Paris, France, UNESCO has 53 regional field offices and 199 national commissions that facilitate its global mandate.

UNESCO was founded in 1945 as the successor to the League of Nations's International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation. Its constitution establishes the agency's goals, governing structure, and operating framework. UNESCO's founding mission, which was shaped by the Second World War, is to advance peace, sustainable development and human rights by facilitating collaboration and dialogue among nations.[9] It pursues this objective through five major programme areas: education, natural sciences, social/human sciences, culture and communication/information. UNESCO sponsors projects that improve literacy, provide technical training and education, advance science, protect independent media and press freedom, preserve regional and cultural history, and promote cultural diversity.


Depicts the emblem of UNESCO (the text UNESCO in white sans-serif fonts, each of which forms a column of a portico of old architectural construction in stylized design. The vintage temple symbolizes one of its main goals that is the accomplishment of cultural activities for the preservation of the world cultural and historical patrimony. The temple is also formed by a pediment and a staircase with three steps, 60 above, date (1945-2005) and the inscription (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) below.

1945 2005
منظمة الأمم المتحدة للتربية والعلم والثقافة


Denomination divides dates (Gregorian and Hegira), legend "Arab Republic of Egypt" above.

جمهورية مصر العربية
١٤٢٧هـ ٢٠٠٦م

Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.720
Weight 17.5 g
Diameter 37.2 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Cairo Mint

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