UNESCO’s UNITWIN programme promotes international cooperation and networking between universities. It helps reinforce higher education institutions worldwide, bridge the knowledge gap, mobilize university expertise and collaborate around the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.
Launched in 1992, the programme supports the establishment of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in key priority areas related to UNESCO’s fields of competence – education, natural and social sciences, culture and communication. Today, the network comprises more than 830 UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN cooperation programmes in over 110 UNESCO Member States.
The UNITWIN online platform is a networking tool that gives access to information on the presence of the programme in any given country, region and worldwide and according to themes and priority areas of work. It also features information about the Chairs and Networks’ activities and their contribution to the SDGs and the Agenda 2030.
The platform also serves as a programme management tool to support all processes ranging from applications to renewals, submission of progress report or nomination of new Chair holders or Network coordinators.