UNESCO. Secteur de la culture

Zone d'identification

Type d'entité

Collectivité

Forme autorisée du nom

UNESCO. Secteur de la culture

forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

  • UNESCO. Culture Sector

Forme(s) du nom normalisée(s) selon d'autres conventions

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

Numéro d'immatriculation des collectivités

CLT

Zone de description

Dates d’existence

1981-1985, 1990-

Historique

Prior to 1948, there were separate sections or divisions within UNESCO for the fields of libraries, museums, arts and letters. In 1948, these units were grouped under the newly created Department of Cultural Activities (CUA). The Department was renamed the Department of Culture in 1965 when the units at headquarters were being reorganized into Sectors creating the Social Sciences, Human Sciences and Culture Sector (SHC). Within SHC, the Department of Culture split in 1972 into the Department of Studies, Development and Dissemination of Culture (CLT) and the Department of Cultural Heritage (CLP). CLT’s name was shortened to the Department of Studies and Development in Culture in c. 1974. In 1975, both CLT and CLP were dissolved in advance of a larger reorganization of the sectors in 1976. At this time, the Culture and Communication Sector (CC) was created. The CC Sector was split apart by programme again so that there was an independent Culture Sector (CLT) from 1981 to 1985, until the programmes merged again to reform CC from 1986 to 1989. The Culture Sector (CLT) has since existed as an independent sector from 1990.

Over its history, CLT and its predecessors back to CUA have had the following directors and assistant director-generals: J. Thomas (1950-1954?); [Acting] P, Kirpal (1956?-1957); R. Salat (1957-1960); [Deputy] S. Asabuki (1962?); L. Gomes Machado (1962-1967); A. Seydou (1968?-1972); for CLT, A. Seydou (1972-1973?); for CLP, G. Bolla (1972-1974); for SHC, M. Elmandjra (1966?-1969); for SHC, R.H. Hoggart (1970-1974); M. Makagiansar (1976-1985); H. Lopes (1986?-1993); L. Arizpe (1994-1998); H. Crespo-Toral ([Deputy 1998-1999], 1999); M. Bouchenaki, ([Acting Interim 2000], 2001-2004); F. Rivière (2007-2010); and, F. Bandarin (2010-present).

Lieux

Secretariat

Statut légal

Fonctions et activités

Among the core tasks of UNESCO's Culture Sector are protecting and conserving cultural heritage, preserving and promoting cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue.

Since the beginning of its existence, the Sector and its predecessors carried out a wide range of different activities and functions. For more details, please consult the authority records linked to its collections.

Textes de référence

The UNESCO Constitution states that “the purpose of the Organization is to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture” (UNESCO Constitution, Article 1).
UNESCO is the only institution in the United Nations system with a mandate in the field of culture. In accordance with its Constitution, the Organization assists its Member States in updating their cultural policies. One of its aims is to help Member States formulate appropriate responses to those challenges posed by cultural diversity in all of its forms - be they heritage-related, contemporary or creative activities - as well as those posed by its corollary, i.e., intercultural dialogue. These policies pertain not only to the field of culture proper but also to the role that culture should play in other areas of development.

Organisation interne/Généalogie

The Sector in its present form (June 2009) consists of:

  • the Division of Cultural Expressions and Creative Industries
  • the Division of Cultural Policies and Intercultural Dialogue
  • the Division of Cultural Objects and Intangible Heritage
    and the World Heritage Centre.

Fur further information on the current and former divisions and sections of the sector, please consult the authority records linked to this record or to its collections.

Contexte général

Zone des relations

Entité associée

UNESCO. Secteur de la culture et de la communication (1976-04-01 - 11-1981)

Identifier of related entity

Type de relation

temporal

Dates de la relation

1986-01-01 - 1989-12-31

Description de la relation

Entité associée

UNESCO. Secteur de la culture et de la communication (1976-04-01 - 11-1981)

Identifier of related entity

Type de relation

temporal

Dates de la relation

1976-01-01 - 1981-12-31

Description de la relation

Entité associée

UNESCO. Department of Culture

Identifier of related entity

Type de relation

temporal

Dates de la relation

1965-01-01 - 1972-12-31

Description de la relation

Entité associée

UNESCO. Secteur des sciences sociales, sciences humaines et de la culture (1966-07-01 - 1976-03-31)

Identifier of related entity

Type de relation

temporal

Dates de la relation

1965-01-01 - ?

Description de la relation

Entité associée

UNESCO. Department of Cultural Activities

Identifier of related entity

Type de relation

temporal

Dates de la relation

1948-01-01 - 1964-12-31

Description de la relation

Zone des points d'accès

Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Occupations

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de notice d'autorité

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Statut

Ébauche

Niveau de détail

Moyen

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Created by Julia Pohle, June 2009. 2011-12-08, revised, AWT. Date convention revised, AWT, 29-08-2014:

Langue(s)

Écriture(s)

Sources

Programme Commission IV (now CLT Commission) reports to GC
AG 6/9: Lists of Members of the Secretariat, [Staff Lists] 1945-2007
LAD.85/WS/4 Rev. Paris, December 1987. A Chronology of UNESCO 1945-1987.
General Conference. Approved Programme and Budget 2008-2009. 34 C/5. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001586/158606e.pdf
Culture Sector. Webpages. < http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=34603&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html > Accessed 2011-02-09.

Notes de maintenance

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