01.03.2007 - UNESCO Social and Human Sciences

SHSviews 16 - March-May 2007

UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector Magazine

 

Dossier: Let’s Get Philosophical! / Two-way Discussion on Bioethics and Women’s Rights: Nouzha Guessous-Idrissi and Saadia Belmir / Social Transformations: the Challenges of African Migration, by Babacar Sall

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This issue of SHSviews covers topical issues from March to May 2007:

Dossier: Let’s Get Philosophical! [PDF]
UNESCO was responsible for instituting World Philosophy Day, now an event whose popularity is growing year by year. On this year’s International Women’s Day, 8 March, UNESCO is calling for a worldwide network of women philosophers.
This dossier, far from being an exhaustive account, gives an insight into an organization which, by providing an institutional response to a philosophical question, is itself a philosophical institution in many ways.

Two-way Discussion on Bioethics and Women’s Rights: Nouzha Guessous-Idrissi and Saadia Belmir [PDF]
One chairs the International Bioethics Committee (IBC). The other is a judge, adviser to the Moroccan Minister of Justice, and the first woman from an Arab State to have been appointed to the International Committee against Torture. Both have fought for human rights for many years, each on the basis of her own history, convictions and personality. To mark International Women’s Day 2007, SHS Views interviews two eminent Moroccans: Nouzha Guessous-Idrissi and Saadia Belmir.

Social Transformations: the Challenges of African Migration, by Babacar Sall [PDF]
In April, with the UNESCO Executive Board examining the first proposals of the working group on “African migration and development”, SHS Views is giving a column to writer Babacar Sall, editorial director at L’Harmattan publishing house, and teacher at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), in Paris, France.

Also in SHS Views 16 [PDF]:

    Editorial
    Taking responsibility, by Pierre Sané, UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences
    Ethics
  • Ethics and bioethics - a challenge for Africa
  • Ethics and bioethics to the fore in Asia and the Pacific
  • GEObs 4 - Database on ethics-related legislation and guidelines

  • Human Rights
  • 30th International Women’s Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 4 anti-discrimination studies online
  • European Coalition of Cities against Racism meets in Nuremberg
  • International conference on human security in Africa
  • UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education
  • Youth and AIDS - workshop in Burundi

  • Poverty
    Review of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) from a human rights perspective
    Social Transformations
  • “Together with migrant children” in China
  • Radio 18-12 - over 50 online broadcasts
  • Kenyan meetings for development
  • Ministers for Social Development - 1st Forum for Arab States in April
  • 6th Latin American Forum in May
  • The MOST Networks
  • Fight against doping in sport - States now have means to act

  • Champions for Sport
    Justine Henin and the Klitschko brothers UNESCO Ambassadors for sport

    Just Published

    Calendar from March to August 2007




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