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Aerial view of UNESCO headquarters location

Aerial view of UNESCO Headquarters

The U.S. Mission represents the United States Government at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  Led by the U.S. Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, the U.S. Mission works to advance the President's priorities, as well as his vision to promote human rights, tolerance and learning throughout the world.  Our staff work with fellow Permanent Delegations and the UNESCO Secretariat on key policy initiatives in areas such as freedom of expression, education for girls and women, and science for development.  We also facilitate public-private partnerships, support Goodwill Ambassadors from the United States, and work to deepen the relationship of U.S. National Commissioners to the Organization.

Beth L. Poisson assumed her duties as Deputy Chief of Mission on August 23, 2013.  She became Chargé d’Affaires ad interim after the departure of former U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO David T. Killion on December 16, 2013.  

The delegation of the U.S. Mission includes: the Political Chief; Public Affairs (Communication/Culture) Officer; Education Officer; Science Officer; Cultural Affairs Specialist; Information Specialist; and Program Management Specialist.

To contact the United States Mission to UNESCO:

2, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris, Cedex 08

T: 33(0)1.43.12.74.56
F: 33(0)1.43.12.74.58
E: ParisUNESCO@state.gov

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