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UNESCO Delegation


Australian Permanent Delegation to UNESCO


Australia maintains a Permanent Delegation to UNESCO in Paris led by the Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Australia to UNESCO, a position currently held by Ms Greer Alblas (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, and 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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Ms Greer Alblas
Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Australia to UNESCO

Greer Alblas is the Australian Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Ms Alblas is a career officer of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Before taking up her current role, Ms Alblas was a Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Australia where she developed and delivered curriculum on international policy and diplomatic tradecraft drawing on her 20 years of government experience. Her previous overseas service includes the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva (2015-18) and the Australian High Commission, Singapore (2012).

Ms Alblas began her career as a schoolteacher and continues to engage actively in organisational and community-based education initiatives. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Arts and Education and a Graduate Diploma in International Relations.