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Headquarters: Paris

The highest representative: Director-General, currently Audrey Azoulay from France, elected in 2017.

Official languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese

Main bodies: General Conference, Executive Board, Secretariat

The main aim of UNESCO is to promote international cooperation and understanding in the field of education, social and human sciences, natural sciences, environment, culture, information, communication, informatics and thus contribute to the consolidation of peace throughout the world. UNESCO is the only professional organization in the UN system which has a mandate to develop the cultural and intellectual potential of the world community.