Results of S&T monitoring in Korea to be made public this year
7 May 2001 -
This September in Seoul (Republic of Korea), the results of a national pilot project to monitor selected areas of science and technology (S&T) are to be made public.

The experimental pilot project was launched by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO in 2000 as follow-up to the World Conference on Science. Monitoring was guided by the two documents adopted at the Conference, the Declaration on Science and the Use of Scientific Knowledge and Science Agenda – Framework for Action.

Based on the initial results of the project, the National Commission has decided to expand monitoring this year to cover such areas as S&T policy, science ethics, science education and women’s participation in science.

Besides providing an opportunity to examine the current status of S&T in Korea, the project is expected to help map out desirable future directions for S&T policy.

For further information, contact: fax (82) 2 755 7477, e-mail: heidi@unesco.or.kr