Standard-setting represents one of the main constitutional functions of UNESCO and an important tool for realizing the goals for which the Organization was created. In addition to conventions and recommendations, the declarations adopted by the General Conference promulgate principles and norms intended to inspire the action of Member States in specific fields of activity.
This second of a two-volume work on
Standard-Setting in UNESCO collects the complete texts of all UNESCO instruments. Part I of
Conventions, Recommendations, Declarations and Charters adopted by UNESCO (1948-2006) contains conventions and agreements adopted by the General Conference and by intergovernmental conferences convened by UNESCO itself or jointly by UNESCO and other international organizations. Part II includes the recommendations issued by the General Conference, while Part III features all UNESCO declarations.