Human sciences and philosophy are the keys for understanding and defending the principles that guide world peace. Philosophy is relevant to all cultures of the world; it instils critical thought, creativity and renewal of ideas; it is the basis for democracy, human rights and a just society.
UNESCO gives priority to transdisciplinary and intercultural reflection on contemporary challenges such as globalization, diversity, development, citizenship, and ethical and cognitive dimensions of societies.
The UNESCO Moscow Office contributed to the creation of the UNESCO International Network of Women Philosophers. The Network is formed of women philosophers from different countries and philosophical traditions– philosophers/artists, philosophers/writers, philosophers/poets… - in order to provide support for women's philosophical activities and to foster solidarity among them.