UNESCO was created in 1945 and is the United Nations’ organisation for education, culture, communication and science.
UNESCO’s mission has been to contribute to the building of peace, poverty eradication, lasting development and intercultural dialogue, with education as one of its principal activities to achieve this aim. The organisation is committed to a holistic and humanistic vision of quality education worldwide, the realisation of everyone’s right to education, and the belief that education plays a fundamental role in human, social and economic development.
CICLO contributes to three of UNESCO’s recent agenda’s and UNESCO’s general objectives:
Arts Education (the socalled Seoul Agenda and the UNESCO World Arts Education Week)
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Culture and Sustainable Development
CICLO is in 2014 developed as a cooperation between institutions in four UNESCO countries: Denmark, Russia, South Africa and Brazil. It builds on a Danish-Brazilian pilot project in 2012 presented at the UNESCO Arts Education Week Symposium in Paris.