Latvian National Commission
Reg. No. 90000089305
Pils laukums 4 – 206,
Rīga, LV 1050
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Social and Human Sciences

UNESCO"s mission in the field of Social and Human Sciences is to advance knowledge, standards and intellectual cooperation in order to facilitate social transformations conducive to the universal values of justice, freedom and human dignity. The social and human sciences have a vital role to play in helping to understand and interpret the social, cultural and economic environment. They provide research, identify and analyse trends, propose paths of action. UNESCO has set itself a number of tasks that should help reduce the gap between what is and what should be. This also corresponds to the work of the Sector for Social and Human Sciences (SHS); Determine what should be (ethics and human rights) Anticipate what could be (philosophy) Study what is (empirical social science research)