14.11.2017 - UNESCO Office in Harare

Zimbabwe elected member of MOST Intergovernmental Council

Zimbabwe was elected member of the Intergovernmental Council on the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) during the 39th Session of the UNESCO General Conference held in Paris, France.

Zimbabwe will represent Africa together with Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Togo, and the United Republic of Tanzania for the period 2017-2021.

The MOST Intergovernmental Council is composed of 35 Member States of UNESCO, elected by UNESCO's General Conference. The Council convenes every two years and establishes the priority areas to be researched, decides on overall policy and funding questions, and handles the relations with governmental authorities.

France and Turkey were elected to represent Western Europe and North America while Central/Eastern Europe will be represented by Czech Republic, Russian Federation, Slovakia. Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Ecuador were elected for Latin America and the Caribbean. Asia and the Pacific will be represented by Afghanistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand while Bahrein, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia were elected to represent the Arab States.

MOST is UNESCO’s intergovernmental science programme on social transformations. It works with governments, social and human science communities and civil societies to improve connections between knowledge and action, connections that are one key to positive social change.

Within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, MOST contributes to development, to the eradication of poverty, to inclusive and sustainable responses to environmental change and to the promotion of inclusive, and effective and accountable governance. MOST supports Member States in improving policymaking processes through a strengthened research-policy interface, which uses knowledge focused on human needs from the social and human sciences to promote a culture of evidence-informed decision-making.

For more information, please contact: c.ahmimed(at)unesco.org

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