4 May 2023 15:00 - 16:40 Online


Honouring the 75th anniversary of the UDHR, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences Gabriela Ramos will talk about the 2017 UNESCO Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers and about UNESCO’s ongoing work with/on the right to science.

Research group leader Helle Porsdam (University of Copenhagen) will host Gabriela Ramos, the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO and take questions from the audience.

Attendance is free but spaces may be limited, so please reserve a space in the Zoom audience via online booking. We aim to record all online events, which may include any questions and responses delivered by the audience. You are welcome to submit questions via the chat box at any time.

This online event is organised by the Cambridge-Harvard Right to Science Study Group at gloknos, led by Christine Mitchell (Harvard), Sebastian Porsdam Mann (Oxford), and Helle Porsdam (UNESCO Chair of Cultural Rights, University of Copenhagen), in collaboration with Kostantinos Tararas and the UNESCO’s Inclusion, Rights and Intercultural Dialogue Section.

gloknos is initially funded for 5 years by the European Research Council through a Consolidator Grant awarded to Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya for her project ARTEFACT (2017-2022). ARTEFACT is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (ERC grant agreement no. 724451). For information about gloknos or ARTEFACT please contact us.



Helle Porsdam: Welcome, on behalf of the Cambridge-Harvard Right to Science Study Group

Gabriela Ramos: ’The UDHR at 75: The Right to Science at UNESCO’

Gabriela Ramos in conversation with members of the Cambridge-Harvard Right to Science Study Group

Q & A session with the audience

About the Speaker

Gabriela Ramos is the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO, where she oversees the contributions of the institution to build inclusive and peaceful societies. Her agenda includes the achievement of social inclusion and gender equality, advancing youth development; promotion of values through sports; anti-racism and antidiscriminatory agenda and ethics of artificial intelligence. Her appointment at UNESCO allows her to continue supporting an agenda of inclusive growth, and the respect of human rights and human dignity.

Prior to this position, Ms. Ramos served as the Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20/G7/APEC in the OECD, contributing to the global agenda as well as leading the OECD’s New Approaches to Economic Challenges, Inclusive Growth Initiative, Gender Strategy and the work on well-being and children. In 2019, she launched the Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) platform, bringing together 40 major multinational companies  committed to reducing inequalities. Previously, she was Director of the OECD Office in Mexico and Latin America and a member of the Mexican foreign service.


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