A Resolution in favor of OESO was officially approved in 1999 at the time of the General Conference of the 187 member States of UNESCO.
In September 2005, UNESCO awarded a Chair for distance learning in Gastroenterology to the OESO Foundation in the framework of the Service d'Informatique Médicale (SIM) at the University of Geneva.
This UNESCO Chair can be considered as the driving force behind a pioneering project which connects a large number of Universities and Centers across the world for the purpose of medical teaching and healthcare:
Organization of a worldwide inter-University network in the field of Gastroenterology, benefiting from OESO's reputation as a world reference.
Conception of web-based educational programs to be proposed to partner-Universities in the world.
Assistance with diagnosis and therapeutic strategy, by access to experts in all specialties.
Development of digital medical content adapted to local needs.
Joint collaborative studies.