Watch the UNESCO Chairs Seminar: Fostering Cultural Heritage

The multidimensional challenges affecting the preservation of Africa’s rich and diverse cultural and natural heritage, both tangible and intangible, call for a coordinated response and immediate actions to ensure its safeguarding.

UNESCO Chairs Seminars: Transforming Knowledge for Africa’s Future

You are warmly invited to register for two upcoming UNESCO Chairs Seminars on Harnessing new and emerging technologies for sustainable development in Africa. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English and French.

Transforming knowledge for just and sustainable futures: International Conference Report

We are pleased to share the Report of the International Conference, Transforming knowledge for just and sustainable futures, held to mark the 30th Anniversary of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme.

International Symposium W(est) & E(ast): Ethnoculture and Ethnosophy

The 7th International Symposium W(est) & E(ast): Ethnoculture and Ethnosophy was held at the Russian Academy of Sciences in in St Petersburg in November 2023.

Call for abstract submissions

Abstract submissions for the Reimagining Teachers and Teacher Education for Our Futures conference are now open.

UNESCO Chairs Seminar Summary: Reinforcing Higher Education in Africa

Read a summary of the UNESCO Chairs Seminar: Reinforcing Higher Education in Africa, held on 21 September 2023.

UNESCO Chairs Seminar: Transforming Knowledge for Africa’s Future #2

You are warmly invited to join the UNESCO Chairs Seminar, Decolonizing the Teaching and Learning of Africa’s History on Wednesday 25 October 2023, 15:00-16:30 (Paris time), with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish.

International Forum on Cultural Heritage and Interethnic Understanding

The 9th International Forum, ‘Cultural Heritage of Northern Caucasus as Resource of Interethnic Understanding,’ took place in Kabardinka, a resort town at the Black Sea, Russian Federation, from September 21-24, 2023.

New UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Competences at Stellenbosch University

The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme is delighted to welcome a new UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Competences, which has been awarded to Stellenbosch University.

International Summit: Islamic Education in Present-Day World

International Summit Recap: ‘Islamic Education in Present-Day World: Challenges, Trends, Possibilities’

Welcome to the Network for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding (IDIU)

Bringing together more than 28 UNESCO Chairs from more than 25 countries, the IDIU Network aims to promote dialogue among different
religions, spiritual and humanistic traditions in a world where conflicts are increasingly associated with religious belonging.

Read the Welcome from the IDIU Network Convenor

Read about UNESCO's university cooperation programme

Meet the Network

Explore our publications and resources