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Administrative circulars

Instructions of a temporary nature, or which are subject to frequent change, are conveyed to the Secretariat by Administrative Circulars.Depending on the area regulated and the issuing authority, there are two types of Administrative Circular:1. A...

Non-governmental Organization publications

Series consists of works compiled and published by non-governmental organizations which were either in receipt of specific funding from UNESCO, as well as those publications from NGOs which had official relations with UNESCO and were exchanging in...

Information Society Division Files

The series includes the records of the Information Society Division (CI/INF). Files include records on the Division's projects and programmes, and on the work of numerous related committees, boards, and commissions.

Population Division Files

Series consists of files from the Population Division (SHS/POP) and the Division of Population and Human Settlements (SHS/POP). The files mostly pertain to programme activities in the fields of urbanization, architecture, family planning and popu...

UNESCO. Population Division

Donations, bequests and legacies

Series consists of legal instruments or other documents generated when UNESCO received a donation of property. It does not include instruments related to gifts of art (with the exception of photograph C/9) or smaller regular donations of books, o...

Department/Sectors files

Series consists of files on departments and sectors of UNESCO as created during the tenure of Directors-General Maheu and Matsuura. Files primarily contain memoranda exchanged between the Director-General and the Assistant Director-General or Dir...

Biographical files

Biographical files of staff members, experts, consultants, delegates etc. These biographical information do not claim to be complete in any way. They are more an arbitrary collection, updated on an irregular basis, which might be useful as additio...

Reflection Committee

The Reflection Committee was established by a decision of the IBI Executive Council during its 54th session in April 1986. The Committee's purpose was to evaluate the present situation of the Organization and to reflect on future orientation...

Audio archives

The sound records contain mostly sound recordings of conferences and other events, speeches of the Director General and other important persons, but also music recordings, interviews and the UNESCO radio programs.

Circular Letters

Circular letters (CL) signed by the Director-General are addressed to the Governments of Member States or National Commissions for UNESCO in the course of official business. For example, they are used to inform the Governments, to solicit informat...

CIHDSCH 2 Manuscripts

Series consists of typed or mimeographed manuscripts that, for the most part, have no annotations. They are arranged in order of volume and chapters.

DG chronological files

Series consists of out-going letters, memoranda, telexes and telegrammes signed by the Director-General. They are roughly in chronological order with some later files also being organized by Sector or Department.

Hammarskjold Commission files

Series consists of ODG files on the Hammarskjold Commission - an independent body commissioned to advise the Director-General on ways and means of improving staff efficiency and management in the UNESCO Secretariat. The files are in original order.

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Series consists of files on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) with whom UNESCO maintains or maintained official relations. It reflects the process of admission to categories of official relations as well as the ongoing activities undertaken i...

UNESCO. Section for Non-Governmental Organizations

Division for Human Settlements and the Socio-Cultural Environment files

Series consists of files transferred directly from the Division for Human Settlements and the Socio-Cultural Environment (SHS/ENV) and its successor the Division of Population and Human Settlements (SHS/POP). Files cover programme activities on r...

UNESCO. Division for Human Settlements and the Socio-Cultural Environment

UNESCO Peace Games files

Series consists of files related to the 1995 and 1996 UNESCO Peace Games. Documents date from the early conception and development of the games, and include research related to youth and the theme of peace; correspondence related to potential spon...

UNESCO Peace Games

Division of Human Rights and Peace Files

Series consists of the files of the SHS Division of Human Rights and Peace (HRS) as well as some files from its successor unit. The files date from the creation of HRS to the mid-1990s. The files cover programme activities such as the production...

UNESCO. Division of Human Rights and Peace

Fellowship files

Series consists of fellowship files created by the Division of Training Abroad. It is arranged roughly in chronological order. Files contain applications to the programme and administrative correspondence. They are often very slight (3-5 docume...

Instruments signed with Member States

Series primarily consists of legal instruments signed between UNESCO and member states, including state agencies and corporations. Instruments include co-operation agreements, host-country agreements, funds-in-trust agreements and plans of operat...

Film archives

The film archives of UNESCO are divided into three parts:The archives of film productions, containing about 7500 film cans of material produced by UNESCO itself.The archives of reference films, containing about 1100 works which not have been produ...

Correspondence files

Series consists of correspondence files from the CAME Secretariat which was based at the British Council. The series is arranged into two subseries: CAME Secretariat files (with a British Council filing scheme) and CAME Science Commission files (...

UNESCO-produced films

The first documentary films produced by the organisation were published in the 1950s in order to show the activities of the organisation and to promote them to the external public. In 1958 a unit for radio and television production was established...

UNESCO radio programme

The aim of UNESCO radio was to contribute to the understanding of the ideals that the Organization stands for, through discussion of issues in the field of education, science, culture and communication. Around fifteen 30-minute feature programmes ...

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