Organized jointly by UNESCO and the International Social Sciences Council (ISSC), this expert meeting will focus on how social justice might be effectively incorporated into a renewed international partnership for post-2015 development.
The way in which poverty eradication, as a core strategic priority, is currently being framed within the United Nations-led discussions on the post-2015 development agenda creates an opportunity for productive engagement between academics, policy-makers and civil society.
UNESCO and the International Social Sciences Council (ISSC), which jointly organize the meeting, share the view that social science research and normative discussions are crucial to inform on policy-making and that the social and human sciences provide an adequate foundation to inform policies aiming at global development and justice.
A group of renowned experts will be invited to reflect on these issues and asked to consider what type of knowledge could and should be translated into a well-designed document which, through a renewed narrative, might provide Member States who are interested with an opportunity to influence the content and language of the post-2015 development agenda.
In addition to that outcome document, the meeting will serve to solicit high-level input to two on-going processes: the preparation of the 3rd World Social Science Forum, to be held in Durban, South Africa, in September 2015; and the next edition of the World Social Science Report, to be published in 2016.