POLICY of the UNESCO Chair on Lifelong Professional Education in the XXI Century
based on Ivan Ziaziun Institute of Pedagogical Education and Adult Education, National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine
The document is valid. Editorial office dated 09/10/2021
1.1. This Policy sets forth the principles and guidelines for the activities of the UNESCO Chair on Lifelong Professional Education in the XXI Century (hereinafter referred to as the "UNESCO Chair") to ensure its compliance with the values, goals, and mission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
2. Scope and Applicability
2.1. This Policy applies to all members of the UNESCO Chair, as well as to any individual or entity claiming to represent the interests of the UNESCO Chair or to be affiliated with it.
3. Activities, Projects, and Initiatives
3.1. The Chair does not support, participate in, or conduct mass events, projects, initiatives, research groups, or any other activities that have not been approved in the annual list of such events by the leaderships of the UNESCO Chair and publicly announced on its official website.
3.2. The UNESCO Chair has the right to take legal action against any individual or entity that falsely claims affiliation with or representation of the UNESCO Chair, or uses the name, logo, or other attributes of the Chair in unauthorized activities.
4. Use of the UNESCO Chair's Name, Logo, and Attributes
4.1. The use of the UNESCO Chair's name, logo, and other attributes is strictly reserved for activities that have been approved by the UNESCO Chair's leaderships and publicly announced on its official website.
4.2. Any unauthorized use of the UNESCO Chair's name, logo, or other attributes constitutes a violation of this Policy and may result in legal action.
5. Ensuring Transparency and Openness
5.1. The UNESCO Chair strives to ensure transparency and openness in its activities. Information regarding all official events, projects, initiatives, research groups, and other activities related to the UNESCO Chair are to be made public on the UNESCO Chair's official website in accordance with this Policy.
5.2. In order to ensure transparency and openness, the UNESCO Chair provides access to information about its activities upon request, following established procedures.
6.1. All members of the UNESCO Chair are obligated to adhere to this Policy and other relevant rules established by the UNESCO Chair, as well as to be accountable for their actions within the scope of their competencies and responsibilities.
6.2. In case of violation of this Policy or other rules, members of the UNESCO Chair may be subject to disciplinary, administrative, civil, or criminal liability in accordance with applicable laws.
7. Membership and Representation
7.1. Individuals who are not members of the UNESCO Chair are prohibited from using its attributes, including but not limited to the logo, name, symbols, official documents, and other materials, without prior permission from the Chair's leadership.
7.2. Individuals who are not members of the UNESCO Chair are prohibited from acting on behalf of the Chair, representing its interests, or claiming to have the authority to represent the UNESCO Chair or act on its behalf without prior permission from the UNESCO Chair's leadership and public announcement of such consent on the UNESCO Chair's official website.
7.3. Any unauthorized use of the UNESCO Chair's attributes or attempts to represent its interests by non-members without proper permission and public announcement of consent on the UNESCO Chair's official website constitutes a violation of this Policy and may result in legal consequences in accordance with applicable laws and international agreements.
7.4. In the event of such violations, the UNESCO Chair has the right to take all necessary measures to stop the unauthorized use of its attributes or representation of its interests, including but not limited to contacting law enforcement agencies, judicial institutions, and relevant international organizations.
8. Membership in the UNESCO Chair
8.1. Membership in the UNESCO Chair may include scientists, experts, educators, teachers, students, and other individuals who possess relevant qualifications, experience, and interest in the development of scientific, cultural, and educational activities in accordance with UNESCO's mission and values.
8.2. The procedure for joining the UNESCO Chair, as well as the rights and obligations of the members, shall be determined by the relevant internal rules and regulations approved by the UNESCO Chair's leadership.
8.3. Membership in the UNESCO Chair may be terminated by the decision of the UNESCO Chair's leadership in cases of violation of this Policy, other internal rules and regulations, or in accordance with applicable laws.
8.4. Membership in the UNESCO Chair may include both citizens of the country where the UNESCO Chair is located and citizens of other countries, provided that the relevant legal requirements and international agreements are complied with.
8.5. Members of the UNESCO Chair are obligated to actively cooperate with other members, adhere to the principles of academic integrity, respect for human rights, cultural diversity, and contribute to the development of scientific, cultural, and educational activities in accordance with UNESCO's mission and values.
8.6. Official members of the UNESCO Chair must be publicly announced on the Chair's official website. Information about the members should include, but not be limited to, names, positions, academic degrees, and brief biographies. The purpose of publishing such information is to confirm the official status of a member, promote transparency and openness of the UNESCO Chair's activities, and ensure an appropriate level of interaction and cooperation among its members and other stakeholders.
8.7. Individuals who have not undergone the relevant membership procedure and have not been publicly announced on the UNESCO Chair's official website are considered non-members and do not have the right to use the attributes of the UNESCO Chair, represent its interests, act on its behalf, or perform any other actions related to membership in the UNESCO Chair. Any statements or actions by individuals who do not possess the proper status as a UNESCO Chair member regarding their representation or membership in the UNESCO Chair are considered invalid and may have legal consequences in accordance with applicable laws and international agreements.
9. Disputes and Conflicts
9.1. This Policy is mandatory for all members of the UNESCO Chair. It may be amended and supplemented according to the UNESCO Chair's internal procedures and applicable laws.
9.2. In case of any questions or disputes arising from the interpretation or application of this Policy, they should be resolved through consultations and negotiations between the concerned parties, and if necessary, by resorting to competent authorities or judicial instances.
9.3. All members of the UNESCO Chair must be familiar with this Policy and comply with its requirements in their activities.
9.4. This Policy is approved by the decision of the UNESCO Chair's leadership, published on the Chair's official website, and is considered valid and in effect.