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The UNESCO Chairs/UNITWIN networks are modalities of "transgression" to deal efficiently with existing stumbling blocks and to impulse academic institutions to fully play their societal role. Host institutions of UNESCO Chairs/UNITWIN networks are to help the democratic organization of society and recognition vs respect for its diversity. Social scientists assume a dual role of observers/analysts and participants/citizens. The academic institution is to provide the tangible basis for the scientists to responsibly enact this dual part.

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  Below a list of established UNESCO Chairs - UNITWIN Networks in the field of Societal problems by country.

UNESCO Chair / Network of training in human crisis management (11), established in 1997 at the Catholic University of Cuyo (Argentina)

UNESCO Chair in current social issues (698), established in 2005 at the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina)

UNESCO Chair in Labour and Social Solidarity (584), established in 2002 at UNISINOS - Universidade Do Vale Do Rio Dos Sinos (Brazil)

UNESCO Chair in studies of economic and social transformations linked with the international drug problem (686), established in 2005 at the Rio de Janeiro State University (Brazil)

UNESCO Chair on Emerging Social Challenges (824), established in 2008 at the Higher Education Institute of Brasilia (Brazil)

UNESCO Chair in territorial development and education for the Countryside (853), established in 2009 at the Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" (UNESP) (Brazil)

UNITWIN Cooperation Programme in Latin America’s integration process at the Latin American memorial (865), established in 2009 at the University of São Paolo, the São Paulo State University “Julio Mesquita Filho”, the State University of Campinas and the Latin American Memorial (Brazil)

UNESCO Chair « To tackle violence: a transdisciplinary challenge » (603), established in 2003 at the University of Chile (Chile)

UNESCO Chair in Good Governance (437), established in 1999 at Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry (UGANC), (Guinea)

UNESCO Chair in studies of economic and social transformations linked with the international drug problem (596), established in 2002 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico)

UNESCO Chair for the Development of Psychological, Educational and Social Support for Children and Youth "at Risk" (195), established in 1998 at Tver State University (Russian Federation)

UNESCO Chair in Social Sciences (304), established in 1993 at the Institute of Social and Political Research, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation)

UNESCO-INCORVUZ Chair / Network for the Development of Non-Governmental Organizations in Countries in Transition (197), established in 1997 at the Russian State Social University, Moscow (Russian Federation)

UNESCO Chair in State Organization in the fields of Socio-politics, Economics and Work (229), established in 1993 at the University of Salamanca (In the Process of Closure) (Spain)

UNESCO Chair on promotion of sociology of work (630), established in 2003 at the Sagardoy Foundation, Madrid (Spain)

UNESCO Chair in Citizenship, Coexistence and Pluralism (825), established in 2008 at the Universidad Pública de Navarra (Spain)

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