MNCU AGENDA

EDUCATION

  • Leads EFA, ensure global coordination and provide assistance to Member States to achieve the EFA goals and education-related MDGs based on the Global Action Plan.
  • Fosters quality education for all at all levels and in both formal and non-formal education throughout life, with particular emphasis on vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

 

SCIENCE

  • Promotes research and capacity-building for the sound management of natural resources.
  • Promotes policies and strengthens human and institutional capacities in science, technology and innovation, with special emphasis on the basic sciences.
  • Promotes knowledge networks for disaster preparedness and mitigation and enhances national and regional coping capacities.

 

SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES

  • Promotes principles, practices and ethical norms relevant for scientific and technological development.
  • Enhances research-policy linkages relevant to social transformations.
  • Contributes to the dialogue among civilizations and cultures and to a culture of peace through philosophy, the human sciences, the promotion of human rights and the fight against discrimination.

 

CULTURE AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Promotes cultural diversity through the safeguarding of heritage in all its dimensions and enhancement of cultural expressions.
  • Promotes social cohesion by fostering pluralism, cultural dialogues and the establishment of a culture of peace.
  • Fosters free, independent and pluralistic communication and universal access to information.
  • Promotes innovative applications of ICTs for sustainable development.