UNESCO ETXEA

UNESCO Centre of the Basque Country

is a non-profit association set up in 1991 with the aim of promoting the principles and programmes of UNESCO within Basque society.

An NGO maintaining Official relations with UNESCO.

In Roster Consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC),

Is a member of the associations and clubs for UNESCO,

Is Associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communication.

Is a Member of the Spanish Coordination Team and Coordinator in the Basque Country of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet).

Declared ‘in the Public Interest’ in 2006, it currently has 145 Members which form the institution’s core.

MISSION

We are an association of people and entities committed to the principles of the United Nations and UNESCO with the aim of generating individual and collective attitudes that contribute to basque society assuming the values of human rights as its own, making us participants in the global challenge of sustainable development of peoples.

VISION

To be the point of reference in the Basque Country for the programmes and values of the UN in general and UNESCO in particular, especially the United Nations 2030 Agenda, promoting the collaboration between the local and international agents through Education, Science and Culture, as well as the promotion of human rights.

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;
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