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Opportunities for Cooperation

Opportunities for Cooperation

UNESCO offers assistance to all potential partners in identifying appropriate themes and modalities for cooperation with UNESCO.

The diversity of the ways to cooperate with UNESCO defies both easy categorisation and the drawing of general conclusions. However, in order to assist our potential partners in taking their first steps, we suggest an overview of both functional and thematic fields of cooperation.


Functional
Generally speaking cooperations can be loosely grouped under four functions:



Thematic
Below, you will find a list of UNESCO program priorities, offering various interfaces with the private sector.

ProjectsBridging the Digital Divide
The free flow of information, made possible by the advent of new technologies such as the internet, holds enormous promise of cultural dialogue and mutual understanding, of quality education. UNESCO implements a global strategy to draw on information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve education worldwide
ProjectsEducation for All (EFA)
In April 2000, the World Education Forum at Dakar, Senegal brought together 1,100 participants who reaffirmed their commitment to pursuing a strategy for ensuring that the basic learning needs of all people are met within a generation and sustained thereafter.
ProjectsGlobal Alliance for Cultural Diversity
In collaboration with other international organizations, UNESCO promotes multilateral partnerships among public, private and civil society sectors to implement projects that strengthen local cultural industries and encourage respect for copyright and neighboring rights.
ProjectsHIV/AIDS Prevention Education:
To address the challenge of HIV prevention, UNESCO and UNAIDS have launched EDUCAIDS– The Global Initiative on HIV/AIDS Prevention Education.
ProjectsPreserving and Promoting the Heritage
UNESCO has a broad program active in preserving World Heritage sites; sites that belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of territories.
ProjectsWater and Associated Ecosystems
As the principal priority of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO’s freshwater program seeks to develop the tools and skills needed to improve the supply and quality of global freshwater resources.
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