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UNESCO Science Report

Promotion of UNESCO Science Report

UNESCO put together a press kit and poster exhibition in English and French for the launch of the UNESCO Science Report in November 2015. Since the report was published, UNESCO has prepared a series of Powerpoint presentations on the report’s key messages for different audiences. These materials may be downloaded and used by the public for non-commercial purposes.


The UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030 was officially launched at UNESCO headquarters, in Paris, on 10 November 2015.  This is the sixth edition in the series, which has been monitoring global trends in science, technology and innovation policy for the past two decades. The report is published every five years

The key message of the 2015 edition can be summarized in just four words: more research, better development.

National and regional launches of the English edition of the report have since taken place in other capitals:

  • Delhi (November 2015) The UNESCO Science Report was presented in India on 23 November 2015 at the Science Centre of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in New Delhi, by Dr Vijay Raghavan, Secretary of the government’s Department of Biotechnology. The event was co-organized by the UNESCO New Delhi office, the Department of Biotechnology, the National Science Academy and the Regional Centre for Biotechnology, which was established a decade ago under the auspices of UNESCO.
  • Montevideo (December 2015)
  • Harare (March 2016)
  • Brussels (May 2016): read an account of the event at the European Parliament and discover the video discussion on the report's findings.
  • Cairo (June 2016)

Four language editions of the report

The French edition of the UNESCO Science Report was launched in Djibouti on 4 December 2016, in partnership with the Republic of Djibouti, which financed this language edition.

The Arabic, English, French and Russian editions are also available online. Excerpts from the report are available in other languages: in china, the Executive Summary and the chapter on china (chapters 1 and 23), in portuguese, the Executive Summary and the chapter on brazil (chapters 1 and 8), in spanish, panoràmica de smérica latina y el caribe (chapters 1, 6, 7 and 8).


In addition to UNESCO staff, authors have been acting as ‘ambassadors of the UNESCO Science Report’ by making presentations of their chapters. (More)

Book fairs and expos

The report was displayed at the book fairs in Delhi (January 2016) and Havana (February 2016). It was also exhibited at the Global South-South Development Expo hosted by the Dubai World Trade Centre from 31 October to 3 November 2016 (photos of booth and panorama) and by the Republic of Turkey, from 27 to 30 November 2017 in the city of Antalya.