UNESCO chooses CaixaForum Macaya as its first international humanities center

The General Conference of UNESCO has appointed Palau Macaya as a Unesco International Center for Social Sciences and Humanities, the first of these characterist

UNESCO chooses CaixaForum Macaya as its first international humanities center

The General Conference of UNESCO has appointed Palau Macaya as a Unesco International Center for Social Sciences and Humanities, the first of these characteristics in the world. The appointment involves the incorporation of CaixaForum Macaya to "a global network of excellence" that works to contribute to the implementation of "strategic priorities, programs and development agendas of UNESCO at an international scale," according to a statement.

The designation has been approved under the chairmanship of the General Director of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, and the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and will convert CaixaForum Macaya into a global scope think tank from which to promote UNESCO development agendas On an international scale.

So far, the old Macaya House, the modernist building of Puig i Cadafalch located at number 108 of the San Juan in Barcelona Paseo, was a center dedicated to the debate and the dissemination of ideas. Compulsory stop of thinkers, philosophers and writers who pass through the Catalan capital, the building was the headquarters of the European School of Humanities, which works for the dissemination, training and debate from the humanistic slope, and also welcoming the Rome Club.

UNESCO thus recognizes the center's trajectory decade as a space for reflection and debate that, "through the mediation of knowledge between different actors of our society, analyzes the great challenges of our time in the social, economic, industrial-technological field , Humanistic and Environmental ", according to the" La Caixa "Foundation.

Updated Date: 25 November 2021, 04:28

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