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The first World Social Sciences Forum, the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO, and an interview with a high official from ECOWAS in the headlines of SHSviews N° 24
Covering the news from April-June 2009, SHSviews, the quarterly magazine of UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Sector, has just been published in English and French.
The first World Social Sciences Forum, the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO, and an interview with a high official from ECOWAS in the headlines of SHSviews N° 24 In this issue:

An Interview with a High-ranking Official from ECOWAS

In the hope of being able to follow the paths of development, Africa must develop a strategy for the creation and retention of wealth and use the global financial crisis to formulate and initiative its own model of development: these are the beliefs of Professor Lambert N'galadjo Bamba, Commissioner for Macroeconomic Policy Department of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), interviewed at the meeting of the Steering Committee of the future West Africa Institute, held in March 2009 in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).Special Section: First World Social Sciences Forum

The first World Social Sciences Forum will bring together more that 800 participants in Bergen (Norway) from 10 to 12 May 1009 on the theme: “One Planet – Worlds Apart?” and will provide a unique opportunity to assess the relevance of social sciences in the context of the global financial crisis.Social and Human Sciences within National Commissions for UNESCO: Focus on the Netherlands

After the Philippines, Canada, Malawi, Cuba and Lebanon, SHSviews continues its international tour of National Commissions for UNESCO by visiting the Netherlands, where natural sciences and social and human sciences are treated equally by a Committee whose aim is to contribute to sustainable human development.Also in SHSviews n°24:

Other events relating to UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences programme in May 2009:
  • 5 May: Prevention Embassy Traveling Bus. Brussels, Belgium.
  • 10-12 May: World Social Science Forum. Bergen, Norway.
  • 11-12 May: High-level meeting on philosophy teaching in the Arab region. Tunis, Tunisia.
  • 12-17 May: Meeting of experts in ethics. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • 13 May: International experts’ meeting on the right to cultural life. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 14-15 May: Meeting of the Steering Committee of the European Coalition of Cities against Racism. Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation.
  • 17-20 May: International Conference on Bioethics Committees in Hospitals. Zefa, Israel.
  • 18-19 May: Meeting on nanotechnologies in the Arab States. Doha, Qatar.
  • 25-26 May: High level Conference on Teaching of Philosophy in Asia and the Pacific. Manila, Philippines.
  • 26-29 May: Meeting on the consequences of climate change in Africa. Niamey, Niger.
  • 27-29 May: Asia-Arab States Inter-regional Philosophical Dialogues. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 29-31 May: Meeting of ethics experts. Chişinău, Republic of Moldova.
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Author(s) UNESCO - Sector for Social and Human Sciences
Publication Date 26-05-2009
Source SHS e-News 38 / May 2009

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