The University of Karachi (KU) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) entered an agreement on Friday to establish a UNESCO Chair on 'Medicinal and Biorganic Natural Product Chemistry' at the KU's International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS).
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) for establishing the Chair was signed by KU vice-chancellor Dr Khalid Mehmood Iraqi in the absence UNESCO officials, in a ceremony held at the KU's HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry.
Earlier, UNESCO director-general Audrey Azoulay had signed the same MoU at her office in Paris on October 2, 2020. According to the MoU, the ICCBS will arrange for the Chair to participate in UNESCO programmes and activities with a view to strengthening international academic cooperation.
The UNESCO Chair was approved by the UNESCO General Assembly this year. PPI
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