UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (953), established in 2011 within the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) , at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)


Media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue.


The main objectives of the Cooperation Programme are to build capacity in each of the countries in order to empower them to take forward media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue, particularly to promote freedom of expression, freedom of information and the free flow of ideas and knowledge.

Its development objective is to support and highlight projects that promote understanding and reconciliation among cultures globally, including academic exchanges and cross-border collaborations between citizens and institutions, and ultimately to contribute to the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals. 

Host Institution

Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)  


United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC)

Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)  

Queensland University of Technology (Australia)

University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Tsinghua University (China)

Cairo University (Egypt)

University of the West Indies (Jamaica)

Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University (Morocco)

Temple University (USA) 

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network:

Communication and Information; UNESCO Offices in Apia, Brasilia, Beijing, Cairo, Kingston, Rabat.


Global MILID Week-22-25 May 2012 (Barcelona, Spain) 

First International Forum on MIL 2011 (video, Fez, Morocco)




UNESCO: Mr Alton Grizzle

Section for Media and Society

E-mail: a.grizzle(at)

UNAOC: Mr Jordi Torrent
Media Literacy Education, Project Manager
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
405 Lexington Avenue, 5th floor / New York, NY 10174
Phone: +1-212-457-1796
Media and Information Literacy