Director – Policy and Programs
Anna Maria Majlöf
Head of Section
Linda Tinio-Le Douarin
Adjunct Program Specialist
MAB Research and Policy: Ecology and Biodiversity (ESP)
Education for Sustainable Development Program
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Education for Sustainable Development
Education Sector Focal Point for Biodiversity
UNESCO Focal Point for the Earth Charter
Chair, Greening UNESCO / Eco-responsibility of UNESCO
Ms. Inga Nichanian
UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Program
Section for Higher Education
Division for Lifelong Learning Policies and Systems
The development of the mission of the UNESCO Chair and the projects arising from it will be linked in the coming years to several of UNESCO’s declared strategic objectives, including the following:
- to support inclusive social development and the rapprochement of cultures (Objectives 6 – 37 C/4), in particular by strengthening “the texture of open and inclusive urban societies through a range of activities”, functions and public and private spaces promoting intercultural and intergenerational exchanges and dialogue and the sharing of urban expressions.
- to contribute to UNESCO’s major program of Social and Human Sciences (Program and Budget 39 C/5 – Intersectoral Cooperation – 04013). In order to do so, the UNESCO Chair will initiate a reflection that will lead to projects and actions on the theme of inclusion at the city level with regard to certain initiatives of the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities – ICCAR and their commitments (ref.: Declaration of Nancy – France – December 2018).
- to implement the sustainable development goals (SDOs) of the United Nations Agenda 2030, more specifically goal/target 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) of this program, namely that of “Ensuring that cities and human settlements are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” and UNESCO’s actions with cities via the WAT_UNESCO.
- to link the actions of the UNESCO Chair to objective/target 4 (ODD_Quality Education: 4.7) which aims at acquiring “knowledge and skills to promote sustainable development, including through education for development and sustainable lifestyles”, notably in close collaboration with UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) program.