01.01.2008 - UNESCO Social and Human Sciences

SHSviews 19 - January-March 2008

UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector Magazine

 

2008 – Year of Planet Earth: Mobilizing societies to adapt to climate change / Interview with Koïchiro Matsuura: “Social and Human Sciences play an indispensable role” / Dossier: Social and Human Sciences within National Commissions for UNESCO: Focus on the Philippines

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This issue of SHSviews covers topical issues from January to March 2008:

2008 – Year of Planet Earth: Mobilizing societies to adapt to climate change
The UNESCO strategy to address the challenges of climate change, presented at the end of 2007, is designed to help Member States to adapt to change by developing scientific knowledge as well as making technical and political choices informed by ethical values.

Interview with Koïchiro Matsuura: “Social and Human Sciences play an indispensable role” [PDF]
As the world commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Director-General of UNESCO stresses the crucial role that the Organization has played and will continue to play in the promotion of the principles enshrined in the Declaration. He also clarifies the role of the social and human sciences in the new medium-term strategy of the Organization, particularly in respect to dealing with the ethical and social dimensions of such global trends as globalization and climate change. 

Dossier: Social and Human Sciences within National Commissions for UNESCO: Focus on the Philippines [PDF]
The first in the series of dossiers that SHS Views will dedicate to social and human science activities within UNESCO’s National Commissions, this dossier explores the case of the Philippines … 

Also in SHS Views N° 19 [PDF]: 

    Editorial
    Making science work for peace, by Pierre Sané, UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences
    Promoting principles, practices and ethical norms
  • Water management worries experts
  • UNESCO’s six science programmes combine their action

  • Directing research for action in the service of populations
  • India hosts the 2nd Forum of Ministers of South Asia
  • Science and technology for sustainable development
  • MOST Seminar series in West Africa draws to a close
  • Taking action together with parliamentarians against human trafficking
  • Ageing populations on the international agenda
  • Porto Alegre, capital of cities on a human scale
  • Cuba receives the actors of the transformation of historic districts
  • Cities: a network coordinated by MOST from Brazil
  • World Anti-doping Code revisions in Madrid
  • Women and sport: establishment of an Observatory in Greece
  • Alekna has been designated UNESCO Champion for Sport

  • Contributing to the dialogue of civilizations and cultures
  • Towards an international coalition of cities against racism
  • UNESCO and FC Barcelone partners in the field
  • A survey-based research project on human security in China
  • UNESCO Prize for Peace Education: Call for nominations
  • New success for World Philosophy Day
  • Cairo discussions on the role of African human rights institutions
  • Exceptional high-level meeting in Armenia
  • Ten studies presented in Lima

  • Publications
  • Human Security viewed by UNESCO
  • Rethinking Human Security
  • Countering Human Trafficking in Lesotho and in South Africa
  • Fight against poverty: publication of the results of 39 research projects
  • Translating human rights into law
  • IJMS: Migrants settle in European rural areas
  • Youth self-assessment in South Asia

  • Readers’ forum
    Italian municipalities – responsible but not central, by Tiziana Caponi

    On the last page
  • Commemoration of 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Calendar from January to May 2008



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