Friday, October 31, 2008

SHSviews 21

UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector Magazine

This issue of SHSviews covers topical issues from July to September 2008:
  • Dossier - Social and Human Sciences within National Commissions for UNESCO – Focus on Malawi
    SHSviews continues its round-the-world journey in a bid to explore the way social and human sciences are perceived within the National Commissions for UNESCO. After the Philippines and Canada, this issue is an opportunity to visit Malawi, where social and human sciences are not handled within a separate programme but contribute to all projects by participating in a "silent revolution of society". More … [PDF]

  • Interview with Bernard Loing: “NGOs are the cornerstone of civil society”
    A true global forum collecting opinions and suggestions from NGOs on the priorities of action of the United Nations, the annual NGO conference organized by the Department of Information of the United Nations will be held for the first time in its history at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, from 3 to 5 September 2008. On the eve of this important meeting, the President of the International Conference of the 310 NGOs accredited to UNESCO invites us to review human rights in terms of universality and globalization. Bernard Loing considers NGOs as “the cornerstone of civil society” and asserts that they must play a larger role in world governance. More … [PDF]

  • Human Rights: Nantes, crossroads of cities against racism
    In 2004, the World Forum of Human Rights was launched in Nantes (France), at the initiative of UNESCO. That same year, UNESCO launched an appeal to cities around the world so that they organize themselves to fight more effectively against all forms of discrimination. Four years later, while 6 regional coalitions had been created and the Nantes Forum confirmed its success, it is at the "Cité des Ducs" that the launch of an international coalition of cities against racism was announced. More … [PDF]

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