United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Director: Zola Hoehn
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded in 1946 to create an organization that would create a culture of peace. The aim of this organization is to “contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information." This committee will focus on the importance of a shared history in looking at how to protect and determine World Heritage Sites. It will further the mission of UNESCO in determining how to provide access to information and education to all areas of the world while still maintaining the differing cultures that make the world the way we know it. These issues are present today and will continue to be relevant for years to come seeing as they are impacted both by our history and can change the future. Delegates will need to have a comprehensive understanding of these topics in order to create resolutions that will resolve these issues regarding the protection of our historical sites and maintaining education and access to information in the changing times.
Topic I: Protection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites Topic II: Ensuring Access to Education and Information