Norway is pleased to announce its candidacy to the Executive Board of UNESCO for the term 2025-2029, and has the support of all the other Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden.

Norway is a founding member of the United Nations and UNESCO

Norway has been a consistent supporter of UNESCO’s mandate in education, science, culture, communication and information

Norway is a firm supporter of multilateral cooperation and seeks common solutions to global issues. We are committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We are a long-standing partner of UNESCO, providing financial support and expertise, and promoting policies that are in line with the values of inclusion, equality, human rights and sustainability.

Norway will be a constructive, dedicated and reliable member of the Executive Board, and will work to promote:

  • common solutions to global issues;
  • efficient and ambitious coordination of Sustainable Development Goal 4, in line with UNESCO’s global mandate on education;
  • a more robust, sustainable and inclusive ocean economy, and will continue to support the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development;
  • a knowledge-based approach to UNESCO’s unique mandate on culture, including the preservation of heritage: cultural and natural, tangible and intangible;
  • equality and inclusion, and support for UNESCO’s human rights mandate, including respect for fundamental freedoms such as freedom of expression, artistic freedom and the safety of journalists.