A two-day conference, “Rethinking Development: Ethics and Social Inclusion," is to be held in Mexico City, August 17 and 18, 2011. Organized by UNESCO and the Government of Mexico, the conference will bring together 25 experts to look at ways of moving beyond purely economic and technical approaches to development towards more democratic, environmentally sustainable, socially just and culturally pluralistic societies. More specifically, it is also to provide a framework for reflection in academic, activist and policy communities.
The conference is to help set an agenda for UNESCO’s thinking and action in the decisive period for the international community that will run from the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development to the expiry in 2015 of the Millennium Development Goals commitment period. It will also, more broadly, provide a framework for reflection in academic, activist and policy communities.
The conference will be opened by a formal introduction by Pilar Álvarez-Laso, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences.
The conference is open to the public, subject to prior registration. To register, you may contact Ricardo Guerrero, Tel: (52-55) 3601-1650, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on the content and objectives of the conference, or on UNESCO’s activities in ethics, you may contact Josepha Montana, email@example.com.