Groundbreaking Forum opens up new opportunities for global research and action on inequalities

September 16, 2015

The 2015 World Social Science Forum, which closed today, was an unprecedented opportunity to explore the richness and excellence of research carried out worldwide on inequalities and justice. The Forum brought together around 1000 participants from 84 countries and included 400 presentations across three days on inequality, social justice, human rights, transformative policies and active […]


Leading social scientists from around the world to gather in Durban, South Africa, for the World Social Science Forum

September 13, 2015

On the eve of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, leading social scientists and influencers will meet in Durban, South Africa, to advance knowledge on how research can contribute to transforming global relations for a just world. The World Social Science Forum, which opens today, will gather over 850 delegates from 57 countries worldwide to […]


World Social Science Forum aims to create a direct link between researchers and policy actors

August 12, 2015

Speaking on South Africa’s Radio Islam John Crowley, UNESCO Chief of Section – Research, Policy and Foresight, Sector for Social and Human Sciences, said the 2015 World Social Science Forum aims to make a difference by bringing together social scientists worldwide to inspire actionable knowledge for policy makers. The Forum, which takes place just ahead of the United Nations […]


Invitation to join the World Social Science Forum Global Village

July 13, 2015

The Global Village is a diverse and vibrant place to meet, share and learn from each other, and for communities to demonstrate the application of science and leadership. Taking place alongside the 2015 World Social Science Forum, the Global Village is a space for networking, dialogue, displays and performances from across the world, where conference participants will […]


East African ministers pledge support for World Social Science event in Durban

March 4, 2015

On the 20th anniversary of the Copenhagen declaration and programme of action on social development eleven ministers from the eastern Africa region concluded their discussions on the topic of global justice with a call for the ‘active participation’ of policy-makers and researchers from the region in the World Social Science Forum 2015 (WSSF2015), which is taking place in […]