UNESCO/ISESCO Arab Research-Policy Network on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ARADESC)
The UNESCO/ISESCO Arab Research-Policy Network (ARADESC) was created in Rabat in 2006 as the result of the Meeting of regional research-policy networks on economic, social and cultural rights, organized by UNESCO in collaboration with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) on 29 and 30 March 2006
It aims to identify priority lines of research on economic, social and cultural rights and further linking the research to public policies. Research priorities include the right to education, implementation of all human rights and situation of cultural rights in particular. Its purpose is to make knowledge produced by social sciences available for public action and to strengthen interaction between researchers and policy-makers. In addition,
The network is the first of its kind in the Maghreb region, regrouping both governmental and non-governmental actors. Thus, among 26 founding members of the network are representatives of national human rights institutions, non-governmental organizations, academic community, including UNESCO Chairs, universities and research centers of Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia.
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