On 15 and 16 September 2011, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova hosted the first meeting of UNESCO’s High Panel on Science and Development at UNESCO Headquarters. The meeting brings together personalities who make up the Panel, including two distinguished American scientists:
- Dr. Susan Avery, the President and Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Dr. Ahmed Hassan Zewail, the Nobel Laureate chemist -- and Egyptian American -- who holds the Linus Pauling Chair in Chemistry and Physics at the California Institute of Technology.
UNESCO needs to lead an in-depth reflection on how the international community can cooperate more effectively to address these issues.
This is a priority for UNESCO’s Member States, who have requested the Director-General to propose new strategies and initiatives that can strengthen our efforts in science, technology and innovation. This High-Level Panel is a response to their expectation.
- First meeting of High Panel on Science for Development
- Concept Note of the meeting
- High Panel on Science for Development
- Members of the Panel