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The Natural Sciences Major Programme of UNESCO, as it was defined by the 32th General Conference, in October 2003, is structured in two programmes :

  • Science, environment and sustainable development, aimed to improve human security through a better management of the environment;
  • Capacity-building in science and technology for development, that seeks to enhance human and institutional capacities in science and technology to allow the widest possible participation in the knowledge society, and to adapt science policy to societal needs.
Walter Erdelen (Germany), was appointed as Assistant Director-General
of UNESC0 for Natural Sciences in March, 2001.

Structure, Mission and Vision for the Future

THE MISSION:    PROMOTER AND BROKER OF SCIENCE

THE VISION:      CREATIVE SCIENCE FOR THE BENEFIT OF SOCIETY

  • Advancement and sharing of scientific knowledge;
  • Application of scientific knowledge to sustainable
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  • Contribution of science and technology to peace;
  • Understanding the role of ethics in science and technology;
  • Promotion of equity of access to S&T knowledge and
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  • Enhancement of productive linkages between scientists and
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