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UNESCO

noun [+ sing/pl verb] uk (also Unesco)   /juːˈnes.kəʊ/ us    /-koʊ/
abbreviation for United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization: a department of the United Nations that aims to encourage peace between countries through education, science, and cultureNamed organizations and societies and their membersInternational politics and government
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