International Social Science Council

Institution: UNESCO House

In Brief

1952, UNESCO House, Paris

Description

(1952, UNESCO House, Paris; www.worldsocialscience.org).

Seeks to advance social sciences worldwide, support social science capacity building, broaden collaboration among the social sciences, expand joint work with the humanities and other sciences, link social science knowledge to public policies, and promote social science literacy of citizens. Members include international professional associations and unions, regional and national social science research councils and academies, universities and institutes with major interests in the social sciences. Publishes a world report every three years, e.g. World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments (OECD, UNESCO). New ISSC program, “Transformations to Sustainability,” seeks to be a major contribution to the Future Earth project.  President: Alberto Martinelli; Executive Director: Heide Hackmann.

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