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The abbreviation stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, a transnational body of the United Nations with nearly 200 member states. UNESCO was founded on 16 November 1945, drawing on the lessons of the Second World War. Its task is to promote the interests of education, science, culture, communication and information in order to make a lasting contribution to the development and maintenance of peace and security. One of its key instruments in this regard is the designation of World Heritage Sites.