The International Council
for Philosophy and Human Sciences

JUL

2018

ISC - The High-Level Strategy of the International Science Council

The High-Level Strategy describes the overall strategic goals and ambitions of the International Science Council. 1. Introduction 1.1 A merger between two Councils A merger of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) forges a new organization – the International Science Council – to advance the creativity, rigour and relevance of......

JUL

2018

ISC Members

ISC Members The International Science Council currently has 141 Member Organizations, 39 Member Unions and Associations and 29 Affiliated Members. 4 4S, Society for Social Studies of Science A AAS, African Academy of SciencesAASSA, Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in AsiaAcademy of Social Sciences, United KingdomACSS, Arab Council for the Social SciencesAlbania, Academy......

FEB

2018

The UNESCO Courier is 70: Attending the school of free thought

cou_02_18_markarian_01.jpg The UNESCO Courier, October 1961. In the 1960s, a teenager dreamed of escaping the cramped confines of his home in a poor neighbourhood in Montevideo, where he lived with his parents, who were barely literate. He wanted to go far, and went on to pursue a brilliant career in pure and applied mathematics in Brazil. He was eventually elected......

JAN

2018

Societies: Philosophy

All India Society for Phenomenological Studies (AISPS) American Philosophical Association American Philosophical Society American Society for Aesthetics Ancient Philosophy Society Arbeitsgruppe Phanomenologie und neuere franzosische Philosophie Aristotelian Society Associacao Portuguesa de Filosofia Fenomenologia (AFFEN) Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) Association......

JAN

2018

ICSU Annual Report 2017

The ICSU Annual Report for 2017 sums up the key achievements of the Council in the last year before its merger with the International Social Science Council. Gordon McBean (ICSU President) and Heide Hackmann (ICSU Executive Director) at the 2017 General Assembly in Taipei. Introduction The mission of the International Science Council is to be the global voice for science. It will convene the......

AUG

2017

General Introduction to Philosophy Manual: A South-South Perspective

Philosophy Manual: A South-South Perspective Published under the direction of Phinith Chanthalangsy and John Crowley © UNESCO 2014 ISBN 978-92-3-101006-4 Download: PDF in English......

MAR

2016

Learning to Live Together

In today’s increasingly diverse societies, UNESCO continues to accomplish every day its fundamental humanist mission to support people in understanding each other and working together to build lasting peace. UNESCO also helps to enable people to create and use knowledge for just and inclusive societies. Yet, lasting peace rests on a complex and fragile web of daily practices embedded in......

MAR

2016

International Social Science Journal

ISSJ HANDOVER TO JOHN WILEY AND SONS The management of the International Social Science Journal (ISSJ) has been transferred from UNESCO to UK-based publishers John Wiley and Sons. A contract to this effect has been signed by both parties and the handover took effect on 1 July 2015. The ISSJ, founded by UNESCO in 1949, has been published as a quarterly review of international renown in English, French......

MAR

2016

Meeting of the Steering Committee of the International Network of the Silk Road Online Platform

When, local time: Friday, 18 March 2016 - 10:00am to Saturday, 19 March 2016 - 6:00pm Where: Spain, Valencia Type of Event: Consultative Meeting Contact: unesco@unescovalencia.org ; m.shabahang@unesco.org From 18 to 19 March 2016 the Steering Committee of the International Network for the Silk Road Online Platform will meet in Valencia, Spain. The meeting will be organized in collaboration......

NOV

2015

World Philosophy Day 2015

© Emiliane Rubat Du Mérac World Philosophy Day 2015 Message from Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO The conviction that philosophy can make an essential contribution to human well-being, to addressing complexity, to advancing peace stands at the heart of World Philosophy Day. The historian Henry Brooks Adams once joked: Philosophy: unintelligible answers to insoluble......

OCT

2015

Humanities and Philosophy

© UNESCO / Sandro Chia The Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme cooperates with academic networks to support the production of creative new ideas. The programme also works with governments to promote reference to humanistic thinking in responding to social transformations. The humanities are crucial in fostering understanding of cultures and shedding light on social......

OCT

2015

UNESCO and Sustainable Development Goals

Heads of State, Government leaders, UN High Level Representatives and civil society met in September 2015, atthe 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, and adopted theSustainable Development Goals(SDGs). These represent a universal, ambitious, sustainable development agenda, an agenda of the people, by the people and for the people,” crafted with UNESCO’s active involvement. UNESCO......

SEP

2015

Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Co-operation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

  UNESCO, 19 November 1974   The General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, meeting in Paris from 17 October to 23 November 1974, at its eighteenth session,   Mindful of the responsibility incumbent on States to achieve through education the aims set forth in the Charter of the United Nations, the Constitution of UNESCO, the Universal Declaration......

MAR

2015

World Humanities Forum

© UNESCO/Lee Kang soo Gochang - Republic of Korea The World Humanities Forum (WHF) was launched jointly by UNESCO and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea in 2011 to provide a space for humanities-oriented dialogue and discussion about what it means to be human, and the meaning of life in a time of global transformation. The WHF’s aim is also to strengthen......

MAR

2015

Memory of the World

Programme Objectives The vision of the Memory of the World Programme is that the world\'s documentary heritage belongs to all, should be fully preserved and protected for all and, with due recognition of cultural mores and practicalities, should be permanently accessible to all without hindrance. The mission of the Memory of the World Programme is: To facilitate preservation, by the most appropriate......

DEC

2011

China Folklore Society (CFS)

  Created on May 21, 1983, the China Folklore Society (CFS) is a professional and non-profit organization of the folklorists and folklore fellows all over the China. CFS has so far registered 1695 members; the current PresidentisChao Gejin; Vice Presidents areBamo Qubumo,Chen Qinjian,Dong Xiaoping,Gao Bingzhong,He Xuejun,Huang Yonglin,Liu Delong,Liu Tieliang,Ye Tao,Zhao Shiyu,Zhao Zongfu, and the......

DEC

2011

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates

Inscribed in 2011 (6.COM) on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates ©2010 by Intangible Heritage Department (ADACH), UAE Country(ies): United Arab Emirates Description Al Sadu is a traditional form of weaving practised by Bedouin women in rural communities of the United Arab Emirates to produce......

DEC

2011

The Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Chinese shadow puppetry Inscribed in 2011 (6.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Country(ies): China ©2009 by China Puppet and Shadow Art Society Saman dance ©2010 by Centre for Research and Development of Culture, Indonesia Inscribed in 2011 (6.COM) on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding Country(ies):......

SEP

2011

Chinese president meets UNESCO head

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- China will continue to strengthen friendly cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Thursday. Hu said China places great importance on its friendly cooperation with UNESCO and has actively supported and participated in UNESCO-led activities such as universal education and......

SEP

2011

Abandoned factories in ancient Chinese city to be developed into art zones

PINGYAO, Shanxi, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- An obsolete factory in the ancient city of Pingyao in north China's Shanxi Province will be renovated into an artistic community, said the art director of an ongoing international photography festival held here on Thursday. A discarded diesel engine plant, which is a major display area for the seven-day Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP), will be......

SEP

2011

Celebrations held for 1000th anniversary of St. Sofia Cathedral

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich delivers a speech during the celebrations for the 1000th anniversary of St. Sofia Cathedral in central Kiev, Ukraine, Sept. 24, 2011. St. Sofia Cathedral was listed as a UNESCO World heritage site in 1990. (Xinhua/Mykhailo Markiv)......

JUL

2011

ISSC to launch World Social Science Fellows Programme

Younger social scientists engage in the ISSC-Belmont Forum Agenda-Setting Workshop, June 2011 The ISSC has been awarded a grant of 1,2 million euros from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, for a new World Social Science Fellows Programme. This capacity development programme was developed over a period of nearly 3 years by the ISSC’s CoDATE team, under the chairmanship......

JUL

2011

Charter for the Humanities and Social Sciences

It is a cruel fact that in the last 15 years the Humanities and the Social Sciences have been severely affected by the dire need to respond to the obvious deficit in engineering, natural scientific, informational and managerial needs. This downscaling of the importance of the human and social forms of scholarship has had a serious effect on the quality of mind of our senior graduates, in the academic......

JUN

2011

Book launch: China's Creation and Origin Myths

26 May 2011 Leiden, the Netherlands Launch of the book, China’s Creation and Origin Myths: Cross-Cultural Explorations in Oral and Written Traditions, edited by Mineke Schipper, Ye Shuxian and Yin Hubin (Boston and Leiden: Brill Publishers 2011). Venue: IIAS, Rapenburg 59 (conference room), Leiden It is our pleasure to invite you to the launch of the book, China’s Creation and Origin......

APR

2011

The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature

The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature Edited by Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender In The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature, two of the world's leading sinologists, Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender, capture the breadth of China's oral-based literary heritage. This collection presents works drawn from the large body of oral literature of many of China's recognized......