11th Session of the Intergovernmental Council of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme

The Intergovernmental Council of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme comprises 35 Member States, which will meet, together with observer States and other stakeholders (e.g. International Social Science Council (ISSC) and United Nations partners) for a two day meeting to assess the implementation of the two thematic priorities of MOST, Social Inclusion and Social Transformations arising from Global Environmental Change, and discuss the way forward to advance this agenda.

The 11th Session of the IGC of MOST will be presided by its President, H.E. Alicia Kirchner, Minister of Social Development, Argentina.

It will assess the implementation of the decisions adopted at the 10th Session endorsed by the 186th Session of the Executive Board and the General Conference, and discuss how to move the programme forward to respond to the decisions in the most optimal way.

Participants will be informed about activities and actions taken within social inclusion and social transformations arising from global environmental change, how the Programme has contributed to public policies informed by research. They will discuss issues such as how to improve the working methods of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Programme.

Created in 1994, MOST is unique within the UN system. It is the only intergovernmental programme that aims to apply social science research to development issues, encouraging policy-oriented-research to face current global challenges, and bridging the gaps between researchers, civil society and policy-makers in order to allow them to work together, whilst respecting the individual role and place of each actor.

At the international level, MOST has currently two strategic priorities: social inclusion and the social dimensions of global environmental change.


Type of Event Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Start 27.03.2013 08:30 local time
End 28.03.2013 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Melo, Angela
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Cecilie Golden, c.golden@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 300
Official Website More information and documents
Link 1 Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme
Link 2 MOST Intergovernmental Council (IGC)
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