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Social & Human Sciences

Social & Human Sciences
  • © UNESCO/Marina Faetanini

The social and human sciences have a vital role to play in helping to understand and interpret the social, cultural and economic environment. They provide research, identify and analyse trends, propose paths of action. UNESCO has set itself a number of tasks that should help reduce the gap between what is and what should be. This also corresponds to the work of the Sector for Social and Human Sciences (SHS):

  • Determine what should be (ethics and human rights)

  • Anticipate what could be (philosophy and prospective studies)

  • Study what is (empirical social science research)
  • Social and Human Sciences sub-themes:

     

    News

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    • 05-12-2012
    Global Conference on Traditional Physical Cultures, Sports and Games
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    • 20-09-2012
    Sri Lankans on the Move: An International Conference on Migration (ICSOM)
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    • 12-09-2011
    UNESCO Lecture on Historic Districts for All – India: A Social and Human Approach for Sustainable Revitalisation
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    • 11-07-2011
    Report of the UNESCO Forum of Ministers on Social Protection Policies in South Asia
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    • 24-06-2011
    YUL-MTL: Moving Landscapes International Ideas Competition
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    • 08-02-2011
    Sri Lanka host Third Ministerial Meeting: February 2011
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    Events

    International Conference on Social Protection: Perspectives and Policies
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      From 
    • 12-12-2012 to 
    • 15-12-2012
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    World Philosophy Day
    Red Auditorium
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    • 23-11-2012 to 
    • 23-11-2012
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    Contacts

    Ms. Marina Faetanini
    • Programme Specialist, Social and Human Sciences Sector (SHS)
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