UNESCO, also known as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is a United Nations program based in Paris, France. Established in 1945, UNESCO contributes to peace and security by promoting international cooperation in education, sciences, culture, communication, and information. Its mission is to facilitate knowledge sharing and the free flow of ideas to foster mutual understanding and a deeper knowledge of different cultures. UNESCO's programs align with the Sustainable Development Goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. As a non-profit organization, UNESCO operates under the ownership of the United Nations. For more information, visit their website at http://en.unesco.org/.