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Science is a major pillar of the international response to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges including climate change, poverty eradication and sustainable development.

UNESCO is the only United Nations specialised agency with a specific mandate to promote science. From basic and environmental sciences to science policy and ethics, UNESCO acts as an advocate for science globally. It enables people to participate in and benefit from the production, sharing and application of scientific knowledge.

Read more about UNESCO’s work in the fields of natural sciences and social and human sciences by visiting UNESCO’s Natural Sciences and Social and Human Sciences homepages.

From its leading scientific institutions to its natural areas of scientific interest, the UK has a wealth of expertise to support UNESCO’s vision of science and technology serving humanity. The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) draws on this knowledge to promote environmental science, help build scientific capacity in developing countries, improve access to scientific information globally and encourage gender equity in science.

Read more about our work in science by selecting from the below list of topics.

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L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Programme
Promoting women in scientific research on a global scale for over a decade by recognising and supporting female scientists' potential and achievement
Environmental Science
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Helping our understanding of changes in the Earth's complex systems and their societal and environmental impact
Capacity Building in Developing Countries
Thumb: Capacity Building in Developing Countries
Building science, engineering and technology capacity in developing countries towards economic growth, poverty reduction, improved health and sustainable development

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