Prince Albert II celebrates Monaco’s 75 years of UNESCO membership

It has been nearly 75 years since the Principality of Monaco officially began its treasured relationship with UNESCO, the United Nations’ branch dedicated to science, education and culture, and this landmark anniversary was celebrated at the end of last week with an exclusive dinner party attended by Prince Albert II.  

The Permanent Delegation of Monaco to UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, pulled out all the stops to celebrate the Principality’s 75th anniversary of formal membership on Friday 12th April. 

In charge of the gourmet elements of the event were the culinary students of the Lycée Rainier III, who, under supervision of their teachers, were invited to prepare the delicious dishes served to the event’s prestigious guests, which included not only Monaco’s Prince Albert but also several important UNESCO ambassadors and high-ranking officials from the Principality.  

Other events celebrating Monaco’s membership to UNESCO will be taking place over the next few months. Photo credit: Axel Bastello / Palais Princier de Monaco

The Principality officially joined UNESCO on 6th July 1949 and this recent event will be among many celebrating this relationship to be held in Monaco over the coming months.  

A statement released by the Prince’s Government following the dinner confirmed that several other events spotlighting “the international vocation of the Principality” as well as various Monegasque entities “in UNESCO’s areas of action” are in the works.  

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Photo credit: Axel Bastello / Palais Princier de Monaco