UNESCO has been involved in the ISIC card since the very creation of the card. In 1968 UNESCO officially endorsed the ISIC card, recognizing it as a unique document encouraging cultural exchange and international understanding. The UNESCO logo has also appeared on the card since 1993 following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, which was renewed in 1999, aimed at promoting young people's access to mobility and to a variety of educational and cultural experiences. This aim still stands strong today.
In addition to the global UNESCO endorsement of the ISIC card, a number of local UNESCO chapters have recently initiated local agreements and endorsements of the card.
International Youth Photo Competition in celebration of the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum
In cooperation with the UNESCO Youth programme the ISIC Global Office launched the Get Involved! Take Action! International Youth Photo Competition in recognition of the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum in October 2013.