Subseries - UNESCO Courier

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UNESCO Courier


  • 1948 - 2006 (Publication)

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The original UNESCO Courier was a monthly printed magazine published between 1947 to 2001. It was published in more than thirty languages including braille. The magazine is written journalistically and each issue looks into a single subject from different angles. From 2002 to 2005 the UNESCO Courier was followed by the New Courier, published in three languages.

The fond includes all exemplars of

  • The UNESCO Courier (published from 1948 - 2001) and
  • The The New Courier (published from May 2002 - November 2005).

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Since 2006 the UNESCO courier is only published online=44481&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html and there aren't any paper copies kept in the archives.

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  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Russian

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From 1948 on all articles indexed separately and available via UNESDOC database (from 1948-1953 available in full text for English, French and Spanish versions).

Since 1996 published online on the UNESCO Courier website=44481&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

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Also available via UNESCO library.

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From 1948-2001 also published in: Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Dutch, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Malaysian, Persian, Portuguese, Sinhala, Slovene, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu; incl. a selection in Braille in English, French, Spanish.

From 2002-2005 published only in English, French and Spanish.

Since 2006 online published in all six working languages.

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  • English



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