UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in education, the sciences and culture. UNESCO's programs contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

KAICIID has worked with UNESCO since 2013 on a number of projects to support a dialogue of world views, particularly in education. The two organizations collaborated on the launch of a regional network for Global Citizenship in Education in the Arab States in 2017. Both organizations contributed to educational tools to help people live as global citizens free of hate and intolerance, including a toolkit to rid textbooks of gender, cultural and religious stereotypes, and a curriculum for training religious leaders in media literacy.