High Panel on Science for Development

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Composed of eminent scholars, decision-makers and intellectuals from all regions of the world, the Panel will meet twice yearly with the aim of charting new avenues for more effectively targeting the efforts of our scientific communities to addressing common challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century.
In the areas of science and engineering, UNESCO has a long history focussing on capacity-building, particularly in the developing world, and on mobilizing international communities to collaborate around scientific challenges that cannot be addressed by any one nation alone. Our broader goals are to use science for poverty reduction, for sustainable development and for building a culture of peace.
UNESCO needs to lead an in-depth reflection on how the international community can cooperate more effectively to address these issues.
This is a priority for UNESCO’s Member States, who have requested the Director-General to propose new strategies and initiatives that can strengthen our efforts in science, technology and innovation. This High-Level Panel is a response to their expectation.


Type of Event Category 6-Expert Committee
Start 15.09.2011 08:00 local time
End 16.09.2011 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Kalonji, Gretchen
Organizer UNESCO Natural Sciences Sector
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room II, Room VIII
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 100
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