Social & Human Sciences

Fostering equitable and inclusive human development based on the universal ethical and human rights frameworks

Overall framework
At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. UNESCO and its Social and Human Sciences Programme play a critical role in realizing the 2030 Agenda

What do we do?
Social and Human Sciences Sector of UNESCO contributes to the attainment of the SDGs by enabling people to create and use knowledge for just and inclusive societies. Jakarta Office works closely with Member States and civil society in the region to better understand and address the challenges of the rapidly transforming world, and to build peaceful, tolerant and inclusive societies in South East Asia.

How do we do it?

  • Capacity-building to optimize public policies: working with the governments and the civil society to design best possible policy responses to pressing social and economic challenges.
  • Promoting participatory and inclusive processes and policies: making sure that all the relevant voices are heard and everyone benefits equitably from public policies.
  • Building partnerships for knowledge sharing: tapping into the resources available at the centers of excellence around the world.

Areas of work

For more information about Social and Human Sciences Unit programme and activities in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste, please contact:

Mr. Irakli Khodeli
Programme Specialist for Social and Human Sciences

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