The Director-General of UNESCO inaugurates the CaixaForum Macaya International Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Audrey Azoulay expressed her satisfaction with “ Fruitful cooperation With Spain, the “la Caixa” Foundation and its president, Isidro Faini, is a major player in this wonderful association. “The purpose of this center reflects our organization's historic conviction: that public policy is most effective, accurate, and important when it includes contributions from the social sciences and humanities. In collaboration with “la Caixa”, an important institution for the humanities and social sciences, our goal is to become a global incubator for science and knowledge: organizing more and more meetings of the great thinkers of our time, here in Barcelona and Paris. Audrey Azoulay said at UNESCO headquarters.



For this part, Juan José Lopez BornyolThe Vice-President of the “la Caixa” Foundation stated that “the Foundation has historically been consistent with the principles of UNESCO, promoting social inclusion, education, culture and science as agents of social transformation,” and added that “CaixaForum Macaya, and the UNESCO International Center for Social and Human Sciences will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and culture, thus contributing to Promoting reflection on key challenges to human development and promoting inclusion and social justice.

“CaixaForum Macaya strengthens its role as a global research center and becomes part of an international network of excellence working to contribute to the implementation of UNESCO’s strategic programs and development agendas”

Caixa Macaya Forum It also enhances its role Think tank Global and become part of an international network of excellence working to contribute to the implementation of UNESCO's strategic programs and development agendas. It was selected by the General Conference of UNESCO in November 2021, and is the first center of this category in Spain.

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between Programming It is scheduled to be held this year at the International Center, and it is planned to prepare a report on a just climate transition, organize conferences and activities related to the challenges and opportunities of technology and digital society, and work on issues of great social and humanitarian impact.

The launch of this center also reflects… Shared values Between UNESCO, the United Nations Social and Human Sciences Organization, and the La Caixa Foundation. Both institutions have social integration, education, science and culture as priority lines of work.


CaixaForum Macaya is certified as a UNESCO Center for Social Sciences and Humanities

CaixaForum Macaya has A decade of experience as a space for reflection and discussion Which, through the mediation of knowledge between various actors in society, analyzes the major challenges of our time in the social, economic, industrial, technological, humanitarian and environmental fields.

To achieve this, the “La Caixa” Foundation Center. Program and encourage dialogue and exchange of ideas Through conferences, discussions and roundtables with leading speakers, both nationally and internationally.

“This Center will build on UNESCO's global social science network: nearly 950 university chairs in 110 countries; the Inclusive Policy Lab, a leading international forum for UNESCO; and 30 years of experience and partnerships.”

This center will be based on the UNESCO Global Social Sciences Network: Nearly 950 university chairs in 110 countries; the Inclusive Policy Lab, a leading international forum for UNESCO; and 30 years of experience and partnerships implemented through the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations (MOST) programme.


The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, inaugurates the Caixa Forum Macaya International Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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