The ‘S’ in UNESCO: key challenges for UNESCO’s science programmes and priorities

Article date: 1 Oct 2014, Author: Dr. Beth Taylor, Sophie Leedham

UNESCO is the only UN agency with a specific mandate for science.

It has also been named the lead agency in the UN’s Scientific Advisory Board, which has been tasked with advising the UN on how to strengthen the interface between science and policy.

In this policy brief, leading UK scientists consider UNESCO’s impressive science portfolio and where they think it can have the biggest impact and add the greatest value.