UNESCO Environment and Development in Coastal Regions and Small Islands (UNESCO CSI Programme)

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Jan 1996, Paris (France), within the framework of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Regional network of UNESCO Office, Jakarta - Regional Bureau for Sciences in Asia and the Pacific.


Assist member states with the integrated planning and management of coastal and small island regions; design means to achieve integrated management and sustainable development in such regions; serve as a platform to promote cooperation and coordinated action among UNESCO's programmes in natural and social sciences, culture, education and communication, both in headquarters and field offices; provide support to transdisciplinary training and capacity building.

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Pilot projects and interregional networking include: (i) sustainable small-island development through integrated management of freshwater resources, based on existing IHP hydrology studies and involving local communities; (ii) sustainable coastal development through integrated planning and management to mitigate the impact of coastline instability; (iii) integrated management of biological diversity for sustainable coastal development; (iv) maintaining and managing coastal ecosystem productivity for sustainable development. Other activities: interdisciplinary training; capacity building; teaching materials; establishment of UNESCO chairs, notably at the University of Dakar (Senegal).


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Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Geology
    • Islands
    • Land and Coastal Forms
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Culture
    • UNESCO Bodies
  • Development
    • Development
    • Sustainable Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



Last News Received

31. Jan 2011
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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