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Main Areas of Cooperation

Main Areas of Cooperation
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UNESCO offers assistance to all potential partners in identifying appropriate themes and modalities for cooperation.

The diversity of 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:

  • Advocacy: such partnerships leverage the reputation and networks of primary stakeholders and UNESCO to promote vital development issues, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
  • Develop Codes of Conduct: such codes set standards and reference frames that define acceptable behaviour.
  • Share and Coordinate Resources and Expertise: by disseminating existing knowledge as well as sharing complementary resources these partnerships help build capacity, particularly in developing countries.
  • Harness Markets for Development: UNESCO partners with the private sector to support the development and expansion of sustainable markets—locally, regionally and globally. Such partnerships either provide access to markets, such as producer networks, or help bridge or deepen markets by providing incentives for business to invest.

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

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