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The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) helps Canadians share knowledge locally and globally in order to create better societies and build peace in the minds of men and women. To do so, the Commission facilitates cooperation in the fields of education, science, culture, communication and information to address some of the most complex challenges facing the world today. With its initiatives and networks, CCUNESCO supports the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other UNESCO priorities. The Commission operates under the authority of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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CCUNESCO and the Canada Council

A common goal

In 1957, the Government of Canada assigned oversight of CCUNESCO to the Canada Council for the Arts. Since then, the Canada Council and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO have shared a history and a common goal to promote the sustainable development of society.

It is not uncommon for the Canada Council, CCUNESCO and UNESCO to have complementary activities and initiatives. Their shared paths - of renewed importance and relevance - strengthen their contributions to a future of peace, equity and sustainable development.

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