PUTRAJAYA – Kuala Lumpur will host the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Ministerial Forum for Asia and Pacific Region next year, said Intergovermental Council (IGC) President Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.
Rohani, who is also Malaysian Women, Family and Community Development Minister announced this at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) in Paris.
The first two-day meeting of the new bureau of IGC on Jan 27-28 also finalised the MOST draft strategy for submission to the executive Board of Unesco at its 199th session, which will be held on April 4 to 15 this year.
In a statement here today, Rohani who took over the president post from Dr Alician Kirchner, Minister of Social Development Argentina on Nov 14, thanked the latter for her excellent works in making a great progress for MOST.
MOST, which was launched in 1994, is the only Unesco programme that fosters and promotes social science research to be used by policy-makers globally.
In her opening remarks at the meeting, Rohani said January 2016 had marked the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to a broader and more holistic Agenda 2030.
“MOST as an intergovernmental programme designed to focus on finding solutions and managing social transformations, has a pivotal role to play and will continue to support member states in the implementation of Agenda 2030,” she said.
The meeting also discussed on how to enhance MOST programme through documentation of the best practices, that can be shared by all MOST member states.
Turkey, Slovakia, Thailand, Argentina, Egypt and Cameroon are among MOST country members that attended the meeting. – BERNAMA