02.01.2010 - UNESCO Social and Human Sciences

SHSviews 27 - January-March 2010

UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector Magazine


Covering the news from January-March 2010, SHSviews 27 is accompanied by a special issue covering the strategy of UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences programme for 2001-2011 and looks back over the main results obtained during the past decade.

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This issue covers topical issues from January to March 2010:

Ethics of Science [PDF]

  • Bioethics Committees networked in Mexico
  • The IBC will continue research on human cloning
  • Assisting Bioethics Committees: Priority for Africa in 2010
  • Towards a Bioethics Committee in Kenya
  • Patricio Bernal : “Climate change has become an issue for society”
  • 2009 Avicenna Prize awarded to a Chinese specialist in bioethics

Human Rights [PDF]

  • Arab-African migration: talking frankly in Cairo
  • Somalia: the “Greater Horn Horizon” offers prospects for ending the crisis
  • Poverty and human rights: decision-making tools
  • A collection of books to eradicate poverty using a human rights based approach
  • Two humanists share the 2009 Madanjeet Singh Prize
  • Gala for the Education of Children in Need
  • The right to education: handing the floor to young people
  • World Philosophy Day 2009: several thousand participants in 35 countries
  • First Assembly of the International Network of Women Philosophers
  • Advocacy in Indonesia for more inclusive societies
  • Relaunch of the African Coalition against Racism
  • Latin America fuels the debate
  • The European Coalition changes course 

Social Transformations [PDF]

  • Meeting in Rio for cities with a human face
  • Shanghai 2010 : An international exhibition on “Better City, Better Life”
  • “Africities” welcomes the MOST Programme
  • Argentina at the head of the MOST Programme
  • Increase in Funds to Fight against Doping
  • Social development: a regional framework for East Africa
  • Social development: Third South-Asian Forum of Ministers
  • Youth at the heart of the 1st Forum of Ministers of the Caribbean 

Publications [PDF]

  • Teaching Philosophy: a UNESCO collection to understand regional challenges
  • “Knowledge” and “legitimacy” on the front page of the ISSJ

Last minute [PDF]

  • Preview of Invictus at UNESCO Headquarters
  • Towards worldwide monitoring of youth initiatives
  • The World Youth Conference in Mexico City

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