The International Council
for Philosophy and Human Sciences

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......