September 25, 2022

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UNESCO promotes science in peace service (+ photo)

The forum of one of the governing bodies of the United Nations, which specializes in education, science, culture and information, meets in the capital between November 9 and 24, with relevant moments such as UNESCO’s 75th anniversary and re-election. Second time as director general of the French Audrey Asole.

193 member states adopted the first international framework for open science, which aims to make it more transparent and accessible to humans.

For the first time, this concept was defined as focusing on content and international cooperation, which in principle should allow the use of open licenses and the exchange of data and information for the collective benefit of the scientific achievements and discoveries of mankind. , Really a big challenge.

The Covid-19 epidemic revealed how open scientific practices, including access to scientific publications, data sharing and collaboration, can accelerate research and strengthen the link between scientific policy and society, Azoulay said.

The Director-General said that the recommendations made by UNESCO on the basis of public understanding, investment in infrastructure and services, digital literacy, capacity building and the promotion of innovative approaches would promote inclusive benefit and cooperation in this field.

The 41st General Assembly of UNESCO was also the scene of the adoption of recommendations for the protocol application of artificial intelligence (AI), described here as historically significant.

The world needs the rules of AI for humanity, and we have taken an important step through this first global regulatory framework, which gives states the responsibility to use it at their level, Azole stressed in a press conference on Thursday.

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Recommendations on AI are based on principles such as human rights, individual liberty and protection of the environment, inclusion and promotion of peaceful and just communities.

The regulatory framework includes the demand for data protection, transparency in its use, the use of social bookmarks and UNESCO support in terms of mass monitoring and implementation and evaluation.

The Director-General announced that the recommendations have a UN follow-up mechanism.

At its 41st General Assembly, UNESCO ratified the Paris Declaration, a global call for investment in the future of education, an agreement reached at a meeting of heads of state and heads of state and ministers from 40 countries.

For this sector, the impact on teaching of the Govt-19 epidemic has been noted, which has left 1.6 billion children and adolescents out of the classroom, some of whom, in southern countries, cannot return to them. .

Similarly, the report on the future of education was submitted as a result of two years of work by a commission headed by Ethiopian President Sahle-Vork Jude.

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