UNESCO MAB Category II Centres
Category 2 Centres under the auspices of UNESCO are established and funded by Member States to contribute to the achievement of UNESCO’s objectives by way of global, regional, subregional or interregional activities. They are not legally a part of the Organization, but are associated with it through formal agreements between UNESCO and the Member State hosting the centre. The centres are intended to serve as international or regional centres and poles of expertise or excellence to provide technical assistance and services to Member States, cooperation partners and also to the network of UNESCO field offices (see the Integrated Comprehensive Strategy for Category 2 Institutes and Centres - 37/C Resolution 93).
The following Category 2 Centres contribute to the achievements of the MAB programme objectives and to the Lima Action Plan.
- Category 2 Centre ERAIFT, Kinshasa, República Democrática del Congo.
- Category 2 Centre on Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves, Two Coastlines United by their Culture and Nature, Castellet, Spain.