United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded in 1945 and has 195 Member States and 10 Associate Members. Mongolia joined to UNESCO as the 108th Member in 1962. Mongolia contributes to building peace, eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development through the advancement of education, science, culture, information and communication.
Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO was established on 1 March 1963 and plays a major role in mobilizing relevant ministries, governmental, and non-governmental organizations for the advancement of UNESCO’s missions and ideals. Mongolia is a State party to 10 of all 30 UNESCO’s conventions and has one Category 2 Center, which is the International Institute for the Study of Nomadic Civilizations. Mongolia has 13 intangible cultural heritages, 5 documentary heritages, 6 biosphere reverse networks and 4 world natural and cultural heritages as of 2017.