01.04.2008 - UNESCO Social and Human Sciences

SHSviews 20 - April-June 2008

UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector Magazine

 

Globalization : To leave half of humanity living in poverty is expensive and will be more and more as time passes / Interview with Sylvie Kayitesi Zaïnabo: “Poverty is a denial of human rights” / Dossier: social and human sciences within National Commissions for UNESCO – Focus on Canada

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This issue of SHSviews covers topical issues from April to June 2008:

Globalization : To leave half of humanity living in poverty is expensive and will be more and more as time passes [PDF]
A seminar held in Kingston (Jamaica), in March 2008, has led outstanding Latin American researchers to review the multiple costs of poverty in the Caribbean, and more especially to present options available to the international community to cope with a phenomenon that affects nearly one in two people around the world. 

Interview with Sylvie Kayitesi Zaïnabo: “Poverty is a denial of human rights” [PDF]
Former Minister of Public Service and Labour of Rwanda, Sylvie Kayitesi Zainabo, Chairman of the Rwandan Commission for Human Rights was elected head of the Network of African National Institutes for Human Rights in 2007. In her interview she discusses human rights in Africa as well as the situation of refugees and displaced persons, victims of internal conflict which undermines the continent and puts the population at risk, preventing them from living in harmony and peace. Sylvie Kayitesi Zainabo invites everyone to fight against poverty, seen as a denial of human rights, in order to give the most needy access to food, a decent dwelling, education and health facilities.

Dossier: social and human sciences within National Commissions for UNESCO – Focus on Canada [PDF]
SHSviews continues its round-the-world journey in a bid to explore the way social and human sciences are perceived within the National Commissions for UNESCO. After the Philippines, in this issue we move on to Canada, where the science-related activities of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO cover the social, human and natural sciences together, with a cross-sectoral approach being the order of the day.

Also in SHSviews N° 20 [PDF]:

    Editorial
    Poverty is not a fatality, by Pierre Sané, UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences 

    Promoting principles, practices and ethical norms
  • Promoting ethics education around the world
  • The “ABC” project reinforces its support in Africa
  • Meeting on pharmaceutical research in Damascus
  • Human cloning in the work plans of the IBC
  • Debate on research on the human embryo in the Arab world

  • Directing research for action in the service of populations
  • Social sciences to fight against AIDS in Africa
  • ECOWAS: Towards an Institute on Regional Integration
  • UNESCO at the 3rd Forum of the “Espacio Vanguardia Latina”
  • Social development: 2nd Regional Forum in South Asia
  • Indian Council of Social Science Research
  • Prolongation of the Diambars project supported by UNESCO
  • Burundi: Athletes and officials to gather together against doping
  • Doping in sport: The US Senate involved
  • Youth at the First Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations

  • Contributing to the dialogue of civilizations and cultures
  • Conference in Cairo on Human Security in the Arab States
  • ARADESC investigates on cultural rights in the Maghreb region and Egypt
  • Day against Racism at UNESCO
  • Pierre Sané visits the British Parliament
  • Rethinking Latin America from a point of view of social reality
  • Towards a day of Latin American identity?
  • Programme for the Education of Children in Need : “Dance for Life” in South Africa, Brazil and Cuba

  • Publications
  • Israel-Palestine: Societies in dialogue
  • Ageing makes the headlines of the ISSJ
  • The deterioration of historic centres under scrutiny
  • Science for political action
  • “Integration of migrants’ children by means of education: the Moscow experience”
  • Migrants in China: project assessment
  • The Migration Museums’ Network publishes a newsletter
  • IJMS’ current issue: Migration and Integration in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Readers’ forum
  • “Together, we are the future” by Verónica Vallejo and Daniel Frelén
  • The Sultanate of Oman encourages SHS

  • Back cover
  • Event: An international coalition of cities against racism launched during the 3rd Nantes World Forum
  • Calendar from April to June 2008



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