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UNESCO launches a tool to put social science research at the service of public policy-making
Immediately following UNESCO’s 34th General Conference, which re-affirmed the importance of creating the conditions for a genuine dialogue between researchers, policy-makers and the members of civil society in order to address the multiple challenges of the contemporary world, UNESCO is launching a new tool to support policy-making based on research results from international social and human sciences.
UNESCO launches a tool to put social science research at the service of public policy-making Designed and developed under the aegis of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme, this service will be freely accessible on the website of the Organization from 15 November 2007. It will provide customized access to policy-relevant material (case studies) according to specific locations (city, country, region) and/or themes related to social transformations (urbanization, migration phenomena, human rights, sustainable development, etc.)

The server will first be running on a collection of documents produced within the framework of the UNESCO Forum for Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, and will be gradually enriched by research from around the globe, notably through the network of UNESCO Chairs in social and human sciences.

The tool is currently available in English, French and Spanish, and will soon be extended to the other United Nations official languages.

To access the server: MOST Policy Research Tool

Other events related to the UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences programme in November 2007:
  • 3-7 November: Ethics teacher training course. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • 6 November: International Symposium on « Ethics of Water Resource Management ». Beijng, China.
  • 7-9 November: 11th national seminar organized within the MOST project on “Nation-states facing the challenges of regional integration in West Africa”. Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
  • 9-10 November: Steering Committee meeting of the European Coalition of Cities against Racism, Graz, Austria.
  • 9-10 November: International Conference on Dual Use in Research. Warsaw, Poland.
  • 10 November: World Science Day for Peace and Development.
  • 10-15 November: Methodological workshop followed by a regional conference to launch an independent forum on the future of the Horn of Africa. Djibouti.
  • 12-15 November: Pacific regional workshop on the Ethics of Knowledge Production. Apia, Samoa.
  • 13-18 November: Meeting of stakeholders for the establishment of a National Bioethics Committee. Libreville, Gabon.
  • 14 November: Conference in the context of World Philosophy Day celebrations on “Philosophical practice in primary education: state of the art and practical proposals”. UNESCO, Paris, France.
  • 14-15 November: International conference “Bioethics Committee Activities and Bioethics Education in Belarus." Minsk, Belarus.
  • 15 November: World Philosophy Day.
  • 15 November: Conference in the context of World Philosophy Day celebrations on “Histories of human rights thinking”. UNESCO, Paris, France.
  • 15-16 November: Seminar Series “Bioethics Education in Moldova.” Chisinau, Moldova.
  • 15-17 November: World Conference on Doping in Sport. Madrid, Spain.
  • 16 November: World Tolerance Day.
  • 20-21 November: Presentation of “Studies on the Right to Education in Latin America ». Lima, Peru.
  • 20-22 November: Second Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • 22-23 November: Celebration of World Philosophy Day 2007. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 22-23 November: Conference on “Migration and integration: the role of the media and the challenges for the public service broadcasters in Europe”. UNESCO, Paris, France.
  • 27 November: Meeting on the Universal Declaration on, Bioethics and Human Rights. Barcelone, Espagne.
  • 28-29 November: 7th meeting of the United Nations Interagency Committee on Bioethics. Brussels, Belgium.
  • 30 November: Conference to launch an exhibition on bioethics and biotechnology. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 30 November: Meeting on the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. Venice, Italy.
  • 30 November-1 December: Conference on « Thinking from Frantz Fanon today » in the context of World Philosophy Day celebrations. UNESCO, Paris, France.
For more detailed information: www.unesco.org/shs/agenda.
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Author(s) UNESCO - Sector for Social and Human Sciences
Publication Date 05-11-2007
Source SHS e-News 20 / November 2007

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