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The tectonic island of Anglesey includes more than a hundred different rock types and the oldest fossils in England or Wales with 1,800 million years of Earth’s history.
It’s the height of the Second World War: thousands of people are sacrificing their lives; cities are being decimated by bombs; governments are in exile; the world is being ripped apart by fear. It’s from these dark ruins that endeavors to foster a hopeful and forward-looking spirit of international cooperation emerge and UNESCO begins to take shape.
This is enshrined in its constitution, and summarised as ‘since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed.’
UNESCO’s duty is to reaffirm the missions of education, science, culture and communication and information by acting as a laboratory of ideas, setting international normative standards, building capacity, and acting as a catalyst for international dialogue and cooperation between its Member States. It does this through its specialised expertise in: