11th Session of the Intergovernmental Council of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 - 9:30am to Thursday, 28 March 2013 - 6:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Contact: 
Cecilie Golden, c.golden@unesco.org
The 11th Session of the IGC of MOST will be presided by its President, H.E. Alicia Kirchner, Minister of Social Development, Argentina. <br /><br />It will assess the implementation of the decisions adopted at the 10th Session endorsed by the 186th Session of the Executive Board and the General Conference, and discuss how to move the programme forward to respond to the decisions in the most optimal way.<br /><br />Participants will be informed about activities and actions taken within social inclusion and social transformations arising from global environmental change, how the Programme has contributed to public policies informed by research. They will discuss issues such as how to improve the working methods of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Programme.<br /><br />Created in 1994, MOST is unique within the UN system. It is the only intergovernmental programme that aims to apply social science research to development issues, encouraging policy-oriented-research to face current global challenges, and bridging the gaps between researchers, civil society and policy-makers in order to allow them to work together, whilst respecting the individual role and place of each actor. <br /><br />At the international level, MOST has currently two strategic priorities: social inclusion and the social dimensions of global environmental change.