Cooperation with Africa Union

UNESCO’s cooperation with the African Union - NEPAD has led to pan-African decisions in the fields of education, culture and natural sciences. Among these are:

  • Implementation of the Second Decade of Education for Africa (2006-2015)
  • Coordinated action on African languages, the African diaspora and African arts and culture
  • A consolidated Plan of Action on Science and Technology implemented by the African Man and the Biosphere network (AfriMAB).
  • A joint African position and specific decisions on climate change and the creation of an Observatory for Science based in Africa.

UNESCO has been instrumental in the creation of the African World Heritage Fund and coordinating UNESCO activities with regional and sub-regional organisations in projects on African languages and the harmonisation of curricula in HIV/AIDS prevention.

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