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Social & Human Sciences (SHS)

Social & Human Sciences (SHS)
  • Š UNESCO/L. Berdejo
  • Leififi Kindergarden

The Social and Human Sciences sector of UNESCO has three principal strategic objectives:

  • Improved human security through better management of the environment and social change

  • Improved understanding and application of principles and ethical norms to guide scientific and technological development and social transformation

  • Enhanced scientific, technical and human capacities to participate in the emerging knowledge societies
  • Within the Pacific, this translated in 2006 and 2007 to a focus on a number of key activities, including:

  • Mapping of ethics teaching programs Global Ethics Observatory (GEOb) in Pacific, Australian and New Zealand tertiary and research institutions

  • Defining bioethics in a Pacific context and identifying key bioethical issues in the region

  • Working with women and youth to develop community-based social policy alternatives (MOST) to addressing poverty and the issues of living in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

  • Progressing national level endorsement of the Convention on Anti-doping in Sport in Pacific countries and promoting healthy lifestyles and human rights through sporting activities

  • For further information about SHS programs in the Pacific contact:

    Dr Susan Vize
    Programme Specialist (SHS)
    P.O. Box 615 Apia SAMOA
    Tel: (+685) 24 276
    Fax: (+685) 22 253
    Email: susan@unesco.org.ws



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    Asia-Pacific Migration Research Network meet in Suva, Fiji
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    Regional update: anti-doping convention
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