- UNESCO Chair in Peace, Cultural Development and Cultural Policies (475) - Jacques Maritain International Institute - established in 1999.
- UNESCO Chair in Cultural and Comparative Studies on the Imaginary (726) - Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM, Milano - established in 2006.
- UNESCO Chair in Human Development and Culture of Peace (730)- Università degli Studi di Firenze-established in 2006.
- UNESCO Chair in Management of the Cultural Heritage in the Balkan and Danubian Region (523) - University of Trieste - established in 2000.
- UNESCO Chair in Religious Pluralism and Peace (901)-the Bologna University- established in 2008.
UNESCO Chair in Architectural Preservation and Planning in Heritage Cities (974)- the Politecnico di Milano -established in 2012.
UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Urban Quality and Urban Culture, notably in Africa (1005)-University of Rome-La Sapienza-established in 2013.