WSSR2016 at the 18th Brazilian Congress of Sociology

The World Social Science Report 2016- Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World, was the subject of a panel session at the 18th Brazilian Congress of Sociology organized by the Brazilian Sociological Society from the 26 to the 29 of July in Brasilia. Elisa Reis, ISSC Vice-President for Science, presented the Report alongside ISSC Executive […]

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Scientific Programme Committee appointed for 2018 World Social Science Forum

A Scientific Programme Committee has been appointed to guide development of the conference programme for the 2018 World Social Science Forum. A Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) for the 2018 World Social Science Forum has been appointed, the International Social Science Council announced today. The Committee comprises 21 members from across the disciplines and from all […]

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SDG Interactions, gender and the science-policy interface: update on the High Level Political Forum

This year’s High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at the United Nations was the first-ever in-depth review of selected Sustainable Development Goals: poverty, food and agriculture, health, gender, oceans, resilient infrastructure, and means of implementation. This post is abridged from the International Council for Science (ICSU) update on the HLPF. The meeting, which took place between 10-19 […]

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World Social Science Report 2016: Implications for development studies, EADI Nordic conference 2017

The World Social Science Report 2016 raises important challenges for development studies. It highlights the latest social science knowledge on the state of inequalities today and examines the effects of inequalities across multiple dimensions, including gender, environment, access to knowledge, wealth and political power. Overall, the report argues, reducing inequality is, first and foremost, a question […]

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