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  World Forum of UNESCO Chairs  
  Tenth Anniversary of the Programme UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks WORLD FORUM OF UNESCO CHAIRS 13-15 November 2002, UNESCO, Paris  
pins_UNITWIN_10.jpg Participants:

- UNESCO Chairholders,
- UNITWIN Network Co-ordinators,
- University Presidents,
- National Commissions,
- Representatives of partners to the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme,
- Media

Working Languages:
English and French


-Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Programme;

-Assessing the main progress achieved by UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in different fields of the competence of UNESCO;

-Providing guidance to all those involved in the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme in regard to the new orientations of UNESCO's Mid-Term Strategy for years 2002-2007 and to the priorities established by Member-States for UNESCO's Programme and Budget for years 2002-2003;

-Attributing Honorary UNESCO Awards for the Chairs/Networks, who were most efficient in manifesting solidarity through transferring and sharing knowledge with higher education institutions in other countries.

UNITWIN Award Winners
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, opened today the World Forum of UNESCO Chairs. The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme is one of UNESCO’s major activities in the field of higher education. The Director-General presented the Forum as “an opportunity for open and constructive dialogue on the question: Where do we go from here?” >> More...

World Forum of UNESCO Chairs: Transfering knowledge to developing countries
The aim of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs programme launched in 1992 is to boost cooperation and solidarity between universities around the world in order to encourage a major transfer of knowledge to developing countries. >> More...

Proposal for Launching the “Academics across Borders” Initiative

This provision is in compliance with the decisions and recommendations of the World Conference on Higher Education (WCHE), convened by UNESCO in 1998, which underlined the need to reduce the growing gap between the industrially developed and the developing countries with regard to higher level training and research, at a time when the production, dissemination and application of knowledge is unanimously recognized as a key factor in the socio-cultural and economic development of nations. - More...

General Report of the World Forum of UNESCO Chairs

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List of participants of the World Forum of UNESCO Chairs

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Recommendations on a Strategy for Future Development of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme.

The World Forum of UNESCO Chairs was held in Paris from 13 to 15 November 2002. It brought together representatives of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks, National Commissions for UNESCO and public and private institutions associated with the Programme. - More...

UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme: Strategy and Development: 1992-2002 (Power Point Presentation)

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Official statements
Address by Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, to the World Forum of UNESCO Chairs
UNESCO has convened the World Forum in order to facilitate a broad exchange of experience and good practices acquired thus far by the UNESCO Chairs and the UNITWIN networks. On that basis, we are inviting the participants to outline what should be the future development of the Programme. >> More

affiche-UNITWIN-10-years.jpgPrograma UNITWIN y de Cátedras UNESCO: Estrategia y Desarrollo: 1992-2002
Power Point Presentation

affiche-UNITWIN-10-years.jpgUNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme: Strategy and Development: 1992-2002
Power Point presentation






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Official Statements

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