About The UNESCO Courier

Last update: April 21, 2022

In 1948, the first issue of The UNESCO Courier rolled off the presses in Paris. One of the world’s first international journals had been born.  

Since then, UNESCO's quarterly magazine has brought its readers local perspectives on global issues from some of the world's leading thinkers. While it has changed a great ideal over the years, both in content and in form, it pursues its original mission: to promote UNESCO's ideals, maintain a platform for the dialogue between cultures and provide a forum for International debate. 

Available online since March 2006, The UNESCO Courier serves readers around the world in the six official languages of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish), as well as in Catalan, Esperanto and Korean. A limited number of issues are also produced in print.

After a hiatus, The UNESCO Courier reappeared in 2017, thanks to the generous support of the People's Republic of China.  

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The present license applies exclusively to the texts. For the use of images, prior permission shall be requested.

The designations employed in this publication and the presentation of the data do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNESCO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Articles express the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of UNESCO and do not commit the Organization.

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