Welcome to the Network for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding (IDIU)
Bringing together about 30 UNESCO Chairs across 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.
UNESCO is launching a call for think pieces in English, Spanish and French, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Salamanca Statement on 13 March 2024.
This year, UNESCO dedicated the International Day of Education on 24 January to the crucial role education and teachers play in countering hate speech, a phenomenon which has snowballed in recent years with the use of social media, damaging the fabric of our societies.
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.