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Soft Power Agenda

To be sustainable, I believe we need a new human development agenda that puts human rights and human dignity at its core. In this new age of limits – in resources, of our planet – we must invest in our ultimate renewable resource, which is human ingenuity and creativity. We need the post-2015 development agenda to make the most of education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

UNESCO is the essential ‘soft power’ actor – brokering knowledge and crafting innovative policies to promote the centrality of education, the sciences, culture, and communication and information as global public goods.

UNESCO is contributing across the board in helping States shape an ambitious and universal post-2015 agenda, to build the inclusive, knowledge societies we need for the century ahead.

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