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The UK National Commission for UNESCO works with partners who share our commitment to UNESCO’s values in education, science, culture, and communication and information.

The UK National Commission for UNESCO would be delighted to hear from organisations that would like to work with us to further UNESCO’s mission in the UK. If you  are interested in using the UNESCO logo for your event and not a long-term partnership, we also offer a UNESCO Patronage service HERE.

Our recent partnerships include:

  • Beyond your World 
  • L’Oreal 
  • Praxis 
  • Newton Prize 
  • Illuminated River 
  • Hard Rain Project 
  • Goldman Sachs 
  • Visit Scotland
  • British Council
  • Oxford University
  • Durham University
  • Newcastle University

Why apply?

Partnering with us includes the following benefits:

Create impact

The UNESCO brand is the highest accolade in culture, education, science and communication and information. With a global network of thousands of sites, communities and stakeholders, partnering with us could create meaningful and long-term impact for your organisation.

Proven Track Record

The UK National Commission for UNESCO has a proven and long-term track record of a successful project and partnership delivery with many partners. We also have experience in accreditation processes, prize management, analysis on policy issues, convening power in UK civil society, research skills and research methodologies. We also have a wealth of experience in the operations of UNESCO, the UN system, and civil society in the UK.

Engage with like minds

Expand your profile and broaden your perspectives with the UK National Commission for UNESCO’s network and engage with leading experts, specialists and supporters in education, science, communication, and culture.

Who we partner with 

Partnership should comply with the UNESCO Fundamental Principles of non-discrimination; equality of opportunity and treatment; universal access to education; and principle of solidarity. The National Commission is unable to partner with bodies being wound up or where people representing that company have been convicted of professional misconduct, or grave professional misconduct, or where they have not paid taxes or social security in a country where they are resident or where their representatives or decisions made have been in fraud, corruption, money laundering or any other illegal activity.  

Who can apply? 

Partners can come from many sources. Our list is not exhaustive but includes multilateral, bilateral, national, regional Overseas Territories, and municipal government agencies; commercial bodies; academic and research institutes; non-governmental bodies; crowd sourcing, individuals, legacy bequests and donations; sponsorship; consultancy fees; training events; commercial activities; royalties inter alia.

Express interest

If you are interested in partnering with the UK National Commission for UNESCO, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Key Information

Please make sure you read the important information below before you apply.

You must apply through the UK National Commission for UNESCO. Expressions of interest are welcome.

STATUS:   Ongoing

UK DEADLINE:   Ongoing

FOR WHO:   UK Organisations

ORIGIN:   UK National Commission for UNESCO

*This accreditation is currently open for application. If you have any questions, get in touch with the UK National Commission for UNESCO via our contact form

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Accreditation type: Partnership

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