Australian Permanent Delegation to UNESCO
Australia maintains a Permanent Delegation to UNESCO in Paris led by the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Australia to UNESCO, a position currently held by Mr Angus Mackenzie (details below).
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), based in Paris, was founded on 4 November 1946. The Organization’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture communication and information.
Australia joined UNESCO on 4 November 1946 as a founding member of the Organization. Since then Australia has had a strong and rich involvement in the UNESCO community. Australia has participated actively in the diverse programme of work and has made important contributions to UNESCO’s achievements in a number of areas.
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Mr Angus Mackenzie
Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Australia to UNESCO
Angus Mackenzie is the Australian Ambassador to UNESCO and Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy Paris. He also serves as non-resident Ambassador to Chad.
Angus is a senior career officer of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Previous positions have included Assistant Secretary, Consular Policy and Assistant Secretary, Parliamentary and Media. He has held postings as Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy Rome (2003-2006), First Secretary, Australian Embassy Paris (1995-1999) and Consul, Australian Consulate-General Noumea (1988-1991).
Angus holds an Honours degree in Arts from the University of Sydney and a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Newcastle. He speaks French and Italian.