What is Unesco Etxea
What is UNESCO Etxea?
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WHAT IS UNESCO Etxea?

 

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UNESCO Etxea - UNESCO Basque Country Centre is a non-governmental organization (NGO) set up in 1991 with the aim of promoting the principles and programmes of UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) within Basque society.

Declared ‘in the Public Interest’ in 2006, it currently has 127 Members which form the institution's core.

 

MISSION

We share UNESCO’s constitutional mandate to build a fair, dignified peace based on people and their supreme dignity and values. To this end we work as a civil society entity of UNESCO, an international Basque association of solidarity which:

  • is an active participant in local and international initiatives and networks;

  • fosters transformational interrelations between Basque society and the international community, particularly UNESCO and the UN; and

  • contributes its own opinions and criteria, through research, intervention, training, innovation and dissemination.

 

VISION

We work towards achieving a "Culture of Peace" and ensuring sustainable human development with rights and responsibilities. We work for a world in which people, social organisations, language and cultural communities and nations all contribute to the building of a global democratic society. Together we form a creative, participatory, equal and active human group, which identifies fully with our Mission and Values.  

 

VALUES

We identify with the values of:

  • Integrity, since our activities should not only be legal and ethical, but we should also comply with the best codes of practice in our sector;

  • Assertive participation of the professional team, the Board of Directors, members and collaborators;

  • Equality of rights and obligations;

  • Transparency and good governance, both within and without, through the annual publication of our activities and the names of the members of the governing bodies, the way in which they are elected and their terms renewed, the auditing of accounts and the origins of all monetary resources managed.

  • Professionalism, quality performance, effectiveness, rigour and respect in all areas;

  • Networking, sharing our commitments with alliances and local and global networks;

  • Independence, cooperating with public and private institutions, while at the same time maintaining strict independence and responding only to the principles and values of our ideology;

  • Pluralism, both internally and in our public messages; reflecting in our bodies and work the complexity of the society in which we operate and the global diversity of the world in which we live;

 

MILESTONES

 

PUBLIC DOCUMENTS (spanish)

 

MAIN NETWORKS AND ALLIANCES

We are an Institution allied with UNESCO and the United Nations ...

 

and we collaborate with:

 

... which forms an active part of an international civil society working as a network ...

 

and which acts in the Basque Country from a local and global perspective …

 

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UOC REGIONAL CENTRE
DAME 1' DE REFUGIO
EUROPEAN LANGUAGE DIVERSITY FORUM
SOStenibles
INSTITUTIONAL DECLARATIONS
ESTRATEGIA DE EDUCACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO
¡ASÓCIATE!
EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY MANUAL
CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY
UNESCO CHAIR ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
UNESCO CHAIR ON WORLD LANGUAGE HERITAGE
UNESCO CHAIR ON TERRITORY, LANDSCAPE AND HERITAGE


With the support of
Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia / Diputación Foral de Bizkaia

Eusko Jaurlaritza / Gobierno Vasco