1st UNESCO Water Chairs meeting: New Humanism for the XXI Century

When, local time: 
Monday, 24 October 2016 - 9:30am to Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 1:00pm
Where: 
Italy, Perugia
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
Giuseppe Arduino (g.arduino@unesco.org)

The aim of the first UNESCO Water Chairs Meeting is to discuss and identify contributions of the Chairs to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, through independent and joint projects, but also to identify how the Chairs can increase their contribution to the implementation of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) for the current biennium (2016-2017), and the entire IHP-VIII phase (2014-2021), while defining mechanisms to increase the cooperation between regional/similarly-themed Chairs, e.g. initiating the establishment of an information sharing system among all Water Chairs.
A further aim of the meeting is also to discuss and express opinions on the concept of the “New Humanism for the XXI Century” in Education, Culture and Science. In other words, interdisciplinarity as the factor to address many of the current issues, including the achievement of water security and peace.