About the Social and Human Sciences Sector

Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences

Who's Who

List of Social and Human Sciences Sector staff members at UNESCO Headquarters and in UNESCO Field Offices.


To enable people to create and use knowledge for just and inclusive societies

As one of UNESCO’s five specialized Sectors, our mission is to advance knowledge, standards and intellectual cooperation in order to facilitate social transformations conducive to the universal values of justice, freedom and human dignity.


In order to contribute to the development of public policies that will correspond better to changes in society today, UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Sector acts as a think tank for the world’s nations, with the aim of associating all those concerned by its actions in their formulation and implementation.

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