Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization
Parent Institution: 
League of Arab States
Acronym: 
ALECSO
Address: 
Cairo
Egypt
Year Created: 
1970
Intergovernmental Organization
Education
Regional

Thematic Areas

Diversity and Pluralism
Culture, Education
Specific Themes: 
Media Policy Change in North Africa and the Middle East

Mission

The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALESCO) is a specialized agency working within the Arab League. It is mainly concerned with enhancing and coordinating cultural and educational activities in the Arab world. Within this general aim, ALESCO undertakes many tasks including: developing the Arab human resources; enhancing education, culture, sciences, environment and communication in the Arab world; promoting Arabic culture inside the Arab world and abroad; and bridging the gap between the Arab and world cultures with emphasis on dialogue and cooperation.

Created by: Ilana Hanukov