22.06.2012 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Public policies need social sciences to build a green sustainable society


This was the main message of the Rio+20 side-event “Social Science support to policies promoting the social dimension of sustainable development” organized by the Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme in Rio de Janeiro on 20 June 2012. The event, the main objective of which was to raise awareness about the need for social sciences to help create the Future we Want, brought together around 100 decision-makers and renowned researchers, including Baard Vegard Solhell, Minister of Environment of Norway, and Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO.

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