Third edition of the National Assembly on Social and Human Sciences in Morocco

When, local time: 
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 5:30pm
Where: 
Morocco, Casablanca
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Phinith Chanthalangsy, p.chanthalangsy@unesco.org

In 2018, as part of the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948, the third edition of National Assembly on Social and Human Sciences in Morocco will focus on "Social Transformations and Inequalities - What Challenges for human rights today?”. UNESCO and the Moroccan National Commission for Education, Sciences and Culture launched the National Assembly on Social and Human Sciences in 2017, and aimed at rethinking the role of the Humanities in our contemporary society.

Two main questions will be at te center of the agenda:

- To wWhat extent the (new) forms of extreme inequalities are today challenging the achievement of and the faith in the Human rights narrative, 70 years after the proclamation of the UDHR?

- In what ways do social sciences and humanities disciplines bring a new light to the inequalities of our time? To what extent do they help us to act?

National and international academia will be reflecting in two sessions and a round table dealing with the following topics:
• Session 1: Understanding the (new) frontiers of today's inequalities
• Session 2: Rethinking Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Agenda in the face of deep inequalities
• Round table: For a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach in the fight against inequalities.

A first edition was devoted to the overview of the Social sciences and humanities (February 2017, Rabat), and a second one looked into the issue of professional opportunities for graduates in Social Sciences and humanities (May 2017, Casablanca).The long-term objective of the assembly is to open a national debate on the situation and the future of the Humanities in Morocco, in order to better prepare their indispensable renewal.