Friday, July 29, 2011

High-Level Panel on “Science, Technology and Innovation for Development”

Composed of eminent scholars, decision-makers and intellectuals from all regions of the world, the Panel is to meet twice yearly with the aim of charting new avenues for more effectively targeting the efforts of our scientific communities to addressing common challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century. A meeting is scheduled in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in September.

In the areas of science and engineering, UNESCO has a long history focussing on capacity-building, particularly in the developing world, and on mobilizing international communities to collaborate around scientific challenges that cannot be addressed by any one nation alone. UNESCO's broader goals are to use science for poverty reduction, for sustainable development and for building a culture of peace.  More......

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