UNESCO launched the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme in 1991 as an international action plan for academic solidarity to strengthen inter-university co-operation with particular emphasis on support to higher education in the developing countries.
The programme works towards establishing and reinforcing strong and durable linkages amongst higher education and scientific institutions worldwide and at facilitating the transfer of knowledge while combating the brain drain. Special attention is paid to providing assistance through inter-regional and (sub)regional linkages.
The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme encompasses a broad spectrum of activities requiring very flexible modes of action. It is based on genuine, equal partnership among the higher education institutions which initiate various projects within its framework.
Two types of closely interrelated and interdependent activities have emerged as the base for the major strategies for implementing the Programme: inter-university networks and international UNESCO Chairs. While individual chairs responding to specific needs are possible, the programme endeavours to create the proper conditions to allow each chair to be a focal point of a network or to be a part of a network.
The UNITWIN network on Interreligious studies
The International Youth Day - August 12, 2015
The International Youth Day (August 12 th ) is approaching us very fast. The theme of this year is Civic engagement.
International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development: Learning Today for a Sustainable Future 22-25 May 2013, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation
The International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development will be co-organized in 2013 by the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO and the Government of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (Yugra) on the occasion of the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.
UNESCO International Essay Contest for Young People 2013.
Young people from around the world are invited to enter the 2013 Goi Peace Foundation - UNESCO International Essay Contest for Young People. The theme for this year's contest is: "THE POWER OF CULTURE TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE."
New publication on intercultural dialogue: “World religions in the context of contemporary culture: New perspectives of dialogue and mutual understanding”
The new book “World Religions in the Context of Contemporary Culture: New Perspectives of Dialogue and Mutual Understanding” presents the results of a joint international research project conducted with the support of the UNESCO Cluster Offices in Moscow...