The International Council
for Philosophy and Human Sciences

AUG

2017

Dialogue between indigenous and scientific knowledge on weather and climate: Enhancing pastoralists’ adaptation to climate change in Africa

When, local time: Sunday, 27 August 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 7:00pm Where: Ethiopia, Mekele Type of Event: Category 7-Seminar and Workshop Contact: j.rubis@unesco.org Holders of a rich knowledge about their environment, African pastoralists have developed an intimate understanding of the weather and climate of the territories they inhabit, based on detailed observations of meteorological......

JUN

2017

World Humanities Conference

When, local time: Sunday, 6 August 2017 - 9:00 am to Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 6:00pm Where: Belgium, Liège Type of Event: Meeting by Member States or Institutions Contact: John Crowley, j.crowley@unesco.org The World Humanities Conference: Challenges and Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition” will take place in Liège, Belgium, from 6 to 12 August 2017. Co-organized by......

JUN

2017

UNESCO seeks nominations for the UNESCO/Juan Bosch Prize for the Promotion of Social Science Research in Latin America and the Caribbean

30.05.2017 - Social and Human Sciences Sector UNESCO seeks nominations for the UNESCO/Juan Bosch Prize for the Promotion of Social Science Research in Latin America and the Caribbean © Shutterstock.com / pathdoc UNESCO invites Members States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations maintaining formal consultative relations with UNESCO and active......

JUN

2016

Migration for Sustainable Development: Social Transformations, Media Narratives and Education

When, local time: Wednesday, 6 July 2016 -9:30am to 7:30pm Where: France, Paris Type of Event: Category 8-Symposium Contact: Anna Maria Majlöf , am.majlof@unesco.org UNESCO and the Tolerance Centre will organize a conference on "Migration for Sustainable Development: Social Transformations, Media Narratives and Education" at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 6 July 2016. The......

MAR

2016

4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves

When, local time:14 March 2016 - 9:00am to17 March 2016 - 6:00pm Where: Peru, Lima Type of Event: Category 8-Symposium   The objective of this Congress is to review implementation of the Madrid Action Plan for Biosphere Reserves 2008-2013, the Seville Strategy and the Statutory Framework of 1995.......

MAR

2016

28th session of the Man and the Biosphere Programme International Co-ordinating Council (MAB-ICC)

When, local time:18 March 2016 -10:00am to 19 March 2016 - 7:00pm Where: Peru, Lima Type of Event: Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting Contact: m.clusener-godt@unesco.org   The 28th session of the Man and the Biosphere Programme International Co-ordinating Council (MAB-ICC), usually referred......

MAR

2016

MOST School on gender equality in El Salvador ends with important commitments

07.03.2016 - UNESCO Office in San José MOST School on gender equality in El Salvador ends with important commitments UNESCO\'s MOST School, San Salvador 2016 © CLACSO.tv UNESCO discusses results and follow-up with the Minister of Social Inclusion It is a great opportunity that UNESCO has provided us with a common space for public servants, civil society, academics and international......

FEB

2016

Global Understanding is an Essential Human Condition of the 21st Century

Opening Ceremony, International Year of Global Understanding. February 2, 2016   Everyday Life in Global Context   The increasingly noticeable global consequences of local action call attention to the fact, that changing the world is everyone’s business. Taking action on global issues locally involves an understanding of the manifold ways in which the local and the global are intertwined.......

NOV

2015

An European strategic partnership has been established, “APHELEIA”

An European strategic partnership has been established, APHELEIA” (http://apheleiaproject.org), endorsed by CIPSH, coordinated by the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar and involving universities, local authorities, NGOs, private companies and research centers from eight European countries. In the 2015 edition (March), the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences participated in the program. Also, African......

DEC

2011

2011 in Social and Human Sciences

© UNESCO / Rajneesh Bhandari - Closure of 7th UNESCO Youth Forum Over the past year UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Programme has been active in many areas ranging from support for philosophical dialogue between Africa and The Americas, climate change and migration, democracy in the Arab World to how youth drive change worldwide. Below, you will find an overview of the main events that......

DEC

2011

2011 in Culture: a Pillar for Sustainable Development

2011 was a time for celebrating past accomplishments while affirming UNESCO’s global leadership in promoting the role of culture for sustainable development through international advocacy, reinforced standard-setting and operational activities. The year was marked by the anniversaries of several of UNESCO’s foremost cultural legal instruments: the 40th anniversary of the Convention......

DEC

2011

2011 - The Year in Education

UNESCO/Jonquières, Alberto The year 2011 saw UNESCO launch many important education initiatives. It included a symbolic return by the international community to Jomtien, Thailand, to give a new impetus to the EFA movement which first began there 20 years ago. Another high point of the year was the endorsement of UNESCO’s global leadership in education at the influential High-level......

NOV

2011

Social Science and Climate Change: ISSC at COP17 in Durban, South Africa

Amidst the myriad activities at the COP17 conference, the ISSC presented the first findings of its SIDA-supported Climate Change Design Project, in a side-meeting co-hosted with UNESCO, the (South African) HSRC and CODESRIA. A full house hears Dr Shisana open the climate change seminar In a session chaired by ISSC President Olive Shisana, Executive Director Heide Hackmann outlined a framework......

NOV

2011

Hezhen Yimakan storytelling from China inscribed on List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

23.11.2011 - UNESCOPRESS The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage, meeting in Bali (Indonesia) from 22 to 29 November, today inscribed Hezhen Yimakan storytelling from China on the List of Intangible Heritage in need of urgent safeguarding. Narrated in the language of the Hezhen people of north-east China, and taking both verse and prose forms, Yimakan storytelling......

NOV

2011

ISSC discusses the future of international science at the World Science Forum

The ISSC, represented by Francoise Caillods, senior managing editor of the 2010 World Social Science Report, took part in a parallel thematic session on the future of international science at the World Science Forum in Budapest. Francoise’s contribution, which focused on the state of the social sciences and their role in responding to global priority challenges, followed from presentations by......

MAR

2011

International Year of Global Understanding planning under way

Members of the IYGU Steering Committee in Weimar, February 2011. Photo: Eduardo de Mulder The first meeting of the Steering Committee of the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) took place in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Weimar (Germany) on 4-5 March, 2011. The UN-IYGU is to be a comprehensive, transdisciplinary programme aimed at mobilizing the world’s sciences......

JAN

2011

Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding ICH: training of trainers for Asia & the Pacific

Keynote remarks by Cécile Duvelle Beijing training of trainers ©UNESCO/F.Proschan Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding ICH: training of trainers for Asia and the Pacific 10/14-01-2011, Beijing (China) The States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage have repeatedly emphasized the importance of strengthening the capacities......