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What types of partnerships can be established?

What types of partnerships can be established?
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Two categories of partnership may be established with NGOs: consultative partnership and associate partnership.

  • Consultative partnership is designed to enable UNESCO to establish and maintain flexible and dynamic partnerships with any organization of civil society that is active in UNESCOís fields of competence at whatever level, and to benefit from its expertise, the representativeness of its networks for the dissemination of information and, if appropriate, its operational capacities in the field. Moreover, this category of partnership should make it possible to facilitate the emergence of organizations which are representative of civil society, and their interaction at the international level, in those parts of the world where they are weak or isolated.


  • Associate partnership involves close and sustained cooperation in defining and implementing the Organizationís programmes. This partnership is established for a renewable period of eight years and is open to those international organizations having maintained a continuous and effective partnership (consultative status) with UNESCO for at least two years.
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