Natural Sciences

The Natural Sciences is one of UNESCO’s Major Programmes with a core mandate to advance and promote science in the interests of peace, sustainable development and human security and well-being. UNESCO acts as an advocate for science, a platform for generating and sharing ideas and standard setting, and promotes dialogue between scientists and policy-makers. It empowers and catalyses innovative initiatives in the field of international cooperation in science, in particular through networks and capacity development and high level technical expertise. UNESCO’s Natural Sciences implement major international science programmes aimed at promoting and supporting sustainable development in all its Member States. Read more