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Natural Sciences

Africa & Arab States


  • © UNESCO/Desmond Boyle
  • Raf Raf beach, Tunisia

The country is covered by the UNESCO Cluster Office in Rabat, Morocco.

After the adoption of the Master Agreement of the United Nations on climate change during the Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development, held in Rio in 1992, Tunisia adopted the concept of sustainable development integrating the economical, social and environmental dimensions.


It is involved in a variety of programmes and projects implemented within the framework of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector, which you can access below.



- Alpine and Mediterranean Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (AMHY FRIEND)

People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Biosphere Reserves (WNBRs)

- Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands project (SUMAMAD



- International Oceanographic Commission (IOC) International Oceanographic Data and Information exchange (IODE

- OceanData and Information Network for Africa (ODINAFRICA)


Earth Sciences

- Pan-African Network for a Geoscience Information System (PANGIS)

- Marine and Non-marine Jurassic: Global correlation and major geological events (IGCPProject 506)

- UNESCO Chair in mathematics and development, established in 2003 at the University of Tunis El Manar More


Sciences Policy and Sustainable Development

- Avicenna Virtual Campus (AVICENNA)


Coasts and Small Islands

- Sustainable living in small historic coastal cities More


Natural Disaster Reduction

- Reducing Earthquake Losses in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (RELEMR) programme

- Programme for the Assessment and Mitigation of Earthquake Risk in the Arab Region (PAMERAR


Renewable and Alternative Energies

- Development of renewable energies in Tunisia More

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