• Marek Moška Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda, Slovakia
  • Peter Plavčan Vysoká škola Danubius, Slovakia




UNESCO, Charter of the United Nations, culture and cultural heritage, education, science and scientific cooperation, justice, human rights, law order, international document


The paper presents an overview of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) describing the current standing of this important international organization in terms of its global competences and performance of specialized activities in the fields of culture, cultural heritage, education, science, scientific cooperation and other areas based on international documents.

The paper describes the origin and development of UNESCO and the international documents adopted to regulate its standing and operations. It deals in more detail with the historical establishment and development of this global organization and its activities based on international documents such as the United Nations Charter and the UNESCO Constitution. It compares the long-term objectives of the organization concerning respect for human rights, justice and democracy and the arguments of current and former Member States concerning their fulfilment.

The paper also considers the organization’s financial mechanism with special regard for the issue of Member States’ membership fees. In addition to the current state of UNESCO funding, it considers the possible impacts on its activities following membership changes and the withdrawal of some states from the organization and the subsequent decrease in the available funding for its activities.

Author Biographies

Marek Moška, Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda, Slovakia

Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda, Trnava, Slovakia

Peter Plavčan, Vysoká škola Danubius, Slovakia

Vysoká škola Danubius, Sládkovičovo


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How to Cite

Moška, M. ., & Plavčan, P. . (2020). UNESCO AND ITS FINANCIAL STABILITY AFTER MEMBERSHIP CHANGES. Proceedings of CBU in Social Sciences, 1, 162-166. https://doi.org/10.12955/pss.v1.65