UNESCO Chair on Emerging Social Challenges (824), established in 2008 at the Higher Education Institute of Brasilia (Brazil).


Emerging Social Challenges.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of emerging social challenges. It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the Institute and other institutions in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in other regions of the world.
  • The specific objectives of this Chair shall be to:
  • ensure that teachers and staff of all schools in Ceilandia understand and assure the principles of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development;
  • work with groups of government officials and social workers to improve the quality and effectiveness of public services and collective process related to local development;
  • engage and qualify human resources able to plan, implement, and manage socio-environmental organizations and programmes;
  • and organize and keep a permanent South-South cooperation network, above all with Latin American and the Caribbean countries, with emphasis on actions that contribute to the reduction of social inequalities.

Host Institution

  • Higher Education Institute of Brasilia (Brazil). Website

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO Office in Brasilia.


Profª Eda Coutinho Barbosa Machado, Higher Education Institute of Brasilia
Project leader
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Country - Brazil