– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

UNESCO seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

The BIPM and UNESCO cooperate to ensure effective dissemination of information on the importance of the quality infrastructure and particularly metrology in the scientific and wider context.

Formal relationship:
Links between the BIPM and the UNESCO:

  • Since 2015 the BIPM and UNESCO have reinvigorated their relationship and they are re-establishing a new programme of joint activities.
  • The BIPM participates at selected UNESCO events and vice versa.
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