Science, Policy and Society

Today’s complex economic, societal, environmental and cultural challenges require science, technology and innovation (STI) to be woven into the fabric of society. They require a society where knowledge is co-created through science-policy-society interfaces, processes that connect and allow for fertile exchange between the three. They require countries to actively invest in educating and empowering citizens in using science and evidence-based research to make judicious, political, professional and personal choices. For only through strong linkages between science, policy and society can knowledge societies be created where policy- and decision-makers and citizens alike have the capacity and power to choose the future we want for our planet and all its inhabitants.

Since its inception, UNESCO has been strongly committed to strengthening the links between science, policy and society.

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