Building on a longstanding cooperation, UNESCO and the Global Campus of Human Rights are forming a partnership that aims to introduce greater clarity on the human rights-based approach to science, as well as concrete ways for putting it into practice. The partners share a commitment to education and to ‘good science’, including both scientific freedom and scientific responsibility, and more generally respect for the right to science. Prior cooperation between the partners helped to forge the 2009 Venice Statement on the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications.
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in education, sciences and culture. Its programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNESCO has led global efforts to provide clarity on the links between Science and Human Rights and to articulate people-centered solutions to the challenges and opportunities of scientific progress and its benefits.