Social and Human Sciences

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The main objective of the activities of Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO New Delhi Office is to support Member States in their efforts towards creating more inclusive, just and sustainable societies. The social and human sciences have a vital role to play in helping to understand and interpret the social, cultural and economic environment. They provide research, identify and analyze trends and propose paths of action.

Our strategy involves strengthening the link between research and policy making, contributing to advocacy and policy dialogue and stimulating innovative thinking towards ensuring social cohesion and cultural diversity in urban settings. We seek to advance knowledge in the field of social inclusion, including internal migration, the right to the city, social protection and sustainable revitalization of historic districts. Our network of partners includes researchers, civil society, local authorities, national and local governments and other UN-agencies.


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