First Regional Forum of Ministers of South Asian States

In cooperation with the Government of Pakistan and with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNESCO's MOST programme organized the First Regional Forum for Ministers of Social Development, in Bhurban, Pakistan.
Drawing inspiration from the experiences of comparable Forums in other regions of the world, representatives of UNESCO's Social and Human Sciences Sector organized the two-day meeting on 26 and 27 May 2006. More

In Focus -

Speech by Chairman NRB at the Bhurban Forum
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Bhurban Declaration
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  • About Programme
  • Principal priority Ethics of science and technology, with emphasis on bioethics

  • Other priorities Promotion of human rights and the fight against all forms of discrimination, racism, xenophobia and related intolerance through activities in UNESCO's field of competence.

    Foresight, philosophy, human sciences, democracy and the enhancement of human security.

    Management of social transformation (MOST).
  • International goals and commitments
  • Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular MDG

    United Nations Millennium Declaration

    Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action adopted by the World Conference on Human Rights (1993)

    Declaration and Programme of Action for the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010)

    Plan of Action adopted by the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (2001)

    International instruments in bioethics, including Universal Declaration on the Genome and Human Rights and International Declaration on Human Genetic Data