The Saint-Petersburg Branch of the Russian Institute of Cultural Research
UNESCO Moscow Office for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Republic of Moldova and Russian Federation


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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 .

We are pleased to share with you some materials developed by UN. This year
there is a Campaign leading up to the International Youth Day. The Campaign
will open up a space for young people to share
their stories and ideas on civic engagement activities. Young people will be
able to share their message by submitting a photograph that relates to the
theme, by tweeting ideas and opinions on the theme using #YouthDay, or by
organizing an International Youth
Day Event. Attached is the Social Media advisory and some messages.

What could be done:
- Tweets about the positive impact of youth participating in youth
civic engagement activities
- Photos of young people portraying how they engage in and promote
civic engagement activities for change
- Spread the word about International Youth Day – share materials
via FB, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #YouthDay
- Organize an event to celebrate International Youth Day in your
community, school, youth club, or workplace. You can get some ideas from
our toolkit

We encourage you to disseminate the information about the IYD to all your
partners and actively get involved in the online and offline activities!

More information could be found on the IYD web-site

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UNESCO Chair in Comparative Religious Studies (592), established in 2002 at Saint-Joseph University, (Lebanon)


College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon. Oregon Humanities Center

Center Leo Apostel (CLEA), Brussels Free University
(Brussels, Belgium)

Center for XX Century Studies, Milwaukee University, Milwaukee
(Wisconsin, USA)

European Society for Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT) - Lund university, Department of Theology and Religious Studies
(Lund, Sweden)

The Elijah School for the Study of the Wisdom of the World Religions
(Jerusalem, Izrael)