According to the new directives concerning the UNESCO’s partnership with non-governmental organizations, the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee must organize, in consultation with the UNESCO Secretariat, a twice-yearly NGO Forum on a UNESCO priority issue. Since the Liaison committee is elected for two years, we are faced with four events, four countries (none in the same region.. read more →

10 Feb 2014
February 10, 2014

Greece : an unacceptable shock treatment

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Call of the French trade unions of the World Federation of Scientfic Workers read more →

Historically, the development of knowledge in each country has been mainly based on university institutions and various permanent research institutes such as academies, institutes, public research centres and laboratories, etc. Nowadays, the control and channeling of research systems constitute a priority for governments, agencies, or intergovernmental institutions (OECD, etc.). These objectives are explicitly described in.. read more →

12 Sep 2013
September 12, 2013

Declaration of WFSW on the Energy question

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Energy presents major international challenges, in particular in terms of access to fundamental social rights, the environment, and geopolitical tensions and conflicts. Faced with a deep economic, social and ecological crisis linked to types of production and consumption and to the imbalances between the North and the South, we must move toward a sustainable economic.. read more →

Analyzing the numerous decisions of meetings of labor collectives and workers of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), expressions of majority of members of the Academy and opinion of the international community, the delegates of the 21st General Assembly of WFSW consider that the bill in its current form will: – lead to the liquidation.. read more →

by Farida BOUKTOUCHE CHERFA and Smati ZOGHBI view the presentation in pdf read more →

10 Sep 2013
September 10, 2013

Scientific Women

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By Josette Rome-Chastanet see the French version   read more →

by Frederico G. Carvalho, Vice-President, World Federation of Scientific Workers Download the .pdf entire post Abstract Research workers in the early stage of their professional life shall be valued as an indispensable cornerstone of the construction of a brighter future for the peoples of Europe. A number of reasons that justify this assertion are discussed.. read more →