Thursday, August 09, 2007

Science Policy and Sustainable Development

In my opinion, one of the most important and valuable functions of UNESCO is to stimulate science policy improvement in developing nations, and to provide assistance to them in developing science policies in support of their sustainable development programs. A recent example of this work is the master plan to 2020 for science and technology in Mongolia.

The Science and Technology Master Plan of Mongolia for 2007-2020 is published by UNESCO's Beijing Office within UNESCO's Science Policy Studies series.

Together with the Science and Technology Policy Asian Network (STEPAN), UNESCO's Beijing and Jakarta offices assisted the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of Mongolia in developing the Master Plan. The Ministry then drafted the Plan, which was approved by the Government of Mongolia in January 2007.

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