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Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme

Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme

IN Human Security and Human Rights Division, Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme, Social and Human Sciences
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August 28, 2018
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About the Programme

Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme

The MOST Programme’s primary purpose is to transfer relevant Social Sciences research findings and data to decision-makers and other stakeholders. MOST focuses on building efficient bridges between research, policy and practice. The programme promotes a culture of evidence-based policy-making nationally, regionally and internationally. As the only UNESCO programme that fosters and promotes social science research, it is placed in a pivotal position in the overall promotion of UNESCO’s goals.

Its new focus is on building efficient bridges between research, policy and practice. The programme promotes a culture of evidence-based policy-making – nationally, regionally and internationally. The conviction that in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals it is necessary to link political decisions to scientific knowledge is at the heart of the MOST Programme.

The MOST Programme focuses on two thematic priorities:

  • Social Inclusion as an essential feature of fighting poverty, narrowing inequalities, and advancing towards inclusive societies, as one of the key goals of sustainable development; and
  • Social Transformations arising from Environmental Change in recognition of the necessity to address crises ranging from the reduction of natural resources, food, water and energy shortages, loss of biodiversity the pressure of accelerating urbanization and population growth, to climate change and natural disasters. Considering that sustainable development has inseparable social and environmental pillars, social and environmental challenges are closely interrelated.