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UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks
UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks undertake training, research, information sharing and outreach activities in UNESCO major programmes areas: education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information.
They develop a real partnership with UNESCO with active participation and cooperation in evaluating their programme and activities.
Today, 765 UNESCO Chairs and 69 UNITWIN Networks in 134 countries provide an innovative modality for international academic cooperation, particularly with North-South and North-South-South dimension, and for capacity development. They act as think tanks and bridge builders between research and policy-making, and between academia, civil society, local communities and the productive sector.