01.07.2009 - UNESCO Social and Human Sciences

SHSviews 25 - July-September 2009

UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector Magazine


Interview with Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Vice-President of the Permanent Forum of Arab-African Dialogue / Faced with the crisis: MOST, the think tank of nations / Dossier – Focus on Peru

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This issue of SHSviews covers topical issues from July to September 2009:

An interview with… Boutros Boutros-Ghali: “Democracy is the sharing of power” [PDF]
Vice-President of the Permanent Forum of Arab-African Dialogue, created with the support of UNESCO, the former UN Secretary-General was in Paris during the month of March 2009 to participate in the first meeting of the Forum’s Committee. On this occasion, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, responding to questions from SHSviews, stressed “the importance of democratizing globalization” and strengthening “South-South solidarity”. 

Faced with the crisis: MOST, the think tank of nations [PDF]
Representatives of 35 member countries of the Intergovernmental Council (IGC) of the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme will meet in Paris

  • Debate at UNESCO on national and international responses to the crisis
  • A new collection from the MOST Programme
  • The success of the 1st World Social Science Forum in Bergen
  • One session on “Migration, the missing link of globalization”
  • Two sessions devoted to “research integrity”
  • 1 question for… Atilio Borón, Laureat of the 2009 José Marti Prize: “In Latin America, three major challenges call for action”.

Dossier: Focus on Peru [PDF]
After the Philippines, Canada, Malawi, Cuba, Lebanon and the Netherlands, SHSviews continues to explore the ways in which UNESCO National Commissions address the social and human sciences. Travelling now to Peru, SHSviews has discovered a Commission that has contributed to the implementation of UNESCO programmes for more than 62 years.

  • The social sciences, a tool for a multicultural society
  • 3 questions for … María Isabel Miyan de Chiabra, Secretary-General of the Peruvian National Commission of Cooperation with UNESCO
  • Promoting the role of women in water management
  • Fostering social science thanks to new technologies
  • Fight against HIV/AIDS discrimination
  • Further Reading

Also in SHSviews n°25 [PDF]

    Editorial: 2009, a Key Date for the MOST Programme, by Pierre Sané, UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences
    Ethics of Science
  • The development of bioethics in three Latin American countries
  • The IGBC will discuss human cloning
  • Nanotechnologies: Recommendations of COMEST
  • Climate change at the heart of the debates of COMEST
  • 1 question for… His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco : “Finding long-term solutions in order to ensure a fair and sustainable development of our planet”
  • Asia and the Pacific face the challenges of ethics education
  • Ethics course in Namibia
  • Network of experts in Moldova
  • National Bioethics Committee in Guinea
    Social Transformations
  • Youth Day 2009 on the theme “sustainability”
  • 6th Youth Forum: UNESCO opens the discussion on Internet
  • Ministerial meeting on violence in Central America
  • Two-Way Discussion: Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) in full reform
  • China: UNESCO pilot project on the rights of young migrants
  • Habitat Summit in India and UNESCO’s Participation
    Human Rights
  • Migration at the heart of the Forum of Arab-African Dialogue
  • Human rights and social justice: debate at UNESCO
  • Tunisia hosts a workshop on women and justice
  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2009 edition of the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh prize
  • Ending a series of regional meetings on the teaching of philosophy
  • Philosophy and human rights: a new UNESCO Chair is established in Turkey
  • A Forum to encourage dialogue between Asia and Arab regions
  • The Minority Fellowship Programme: scholarship students at the school of UNESCO
  • Asia-Pacific: tools to fight against discrimination
  • Programme for the Education of Children in Need: UNESCO gives it support to a film at the Cannes Film Festival
    Reader’s forum: The Montreal Charter: A tool for inclusion, by Jules Patenaude
  • Democracy explained in 80 questions: Already available in more than thirty languages, this book on democracy, illustrated by Plantu, has recently been published in a second revised edition in English that integrates the new challenges of democracy and human rights in modern societies today.
  • Analyzing the challenges of a Declaration: Already published in English, a book examining the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights through an article-by-article analysis of its 28 clauses has recently been published in French.
  • Human Rights: Who has signed what?: The Status of Major International Instruments on Human Rights as of 31 May 2009
  • “From curse to blessing?”: A Special issue of the International Social Sciences Journal
    Back Cover
  • A UNESCO Village at "Roland Garros for Youth"
  • Calendar from from July to September 2009

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