UNITWIN, is the abbreviation for the UNIVERSITY Twinning and networking scheme. The Programme was established in 1992 following the decision of the General Conference of UNESCO taken at its 26th session.
The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme was conceived as a way to advance research, training and programme development in higher education by building university networks and encouraging inter-university cooperation through transfer of knowledge across borders. Since it was set up in 1992 the programme has aroused great interest among Member-States.
This video refers mainly to UNESCO chairs activities in Nairobi and Saint Petersburg. Actions range from helping street children or fomenting aero space university programmes.