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Making sport and research work towards peace-building
Acting worldwide as an international Think Tank which seeks to make the social sciences work for peace-building and the fight against poverty, the Sector of Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO will organize during May in Africa, Asia and Europe, three particularly important events for researchers, policy-makers and actors in economic and social development.
Making sport and research work towards peace-building With the support of this programme, Djibouti will house from 26 to 30 May 2008, the Forum of Intellectuals of the Horn of Africa which will be a framework for exchange and dialogue between researchers, policy-makers, the private sector and civil society. A panel of experts will be held from 26 to 27 May on a case study: "The Great Horn of Africa." The next day, 28 May, the Friends of the Forum will meet the private sector for a deep discussion on the economic future of the region. The Forum will end with the meeting of its executive committee on 29 and 30 May which will, inter alia, identify priority research topics. More…

A few days earlier, from 22 to 25 May, in Istanbul (Turkey), far away from the African continent, the quest for peace will still be in the spotlight, with athletes from the Arab world and Asia, within the framework of the project "Play for Peace" an initiative approved by UNESCO and the Olympic Council of Asia that seeks, through sport, to promote peace, solidarity and brotherhood among peoples, which require respect for life and the human person. More…

These values will be particularly at the heart of the 1st meeting of the Heads of UNESCO Chairs on Human Rights to be held on 28 May in Moscow (Russian Federation), which will provide a unique opportunity in Europe to begin reflecting upon the main obstacles and challenges standing in the path of the advancement of human rights in the areas of the right to education, participation in cultural life, freedom of expression and opinion and the right to benefit from scientific progress and its applications. Following the meeting, a European network of UNESCO Chairs in human rights will be set up. More…

Other events related to the UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences programme in May 2008:
  • 7-9 May: Training Session for English-speaking Mayors and Local Authorities on the UNESCO Guide “Historic Districts for All”, Seville, Spain
  • 12 May: Opening Session of the Master in Social Sciences and Humanitarian Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 19-20 May: Meeting of the International Jury of the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education 2008, Paris, France
  • 22 May: Information Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) on the Working Paper: “Sport for Peace and Development", Paris, France
  • 28-31 May: Iberian-American Summit of Physical and Sports Education, Havana, Cuba
For more detailed information: www.unesco.org/shs/agenda.

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Author(s) UNESCO - Sector for Social and Human Sciences
Publication Date 15-05-2008
Source SHS e-News 26 / May 2008

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