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  What is CLACSO
 

The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) is a non-governmental international organization with UNESCO associate status, established in 1967. We currently bring together 624 research centers and graduate schools in the field of the social sciences and humanities in 48 Latin American countries, the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, France and Portugal.

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  10 Principal Objectives
 
  • To promote social research in order to combat poverty and inequality, strengthen human rights as well as democratic participation.
  • To advance the promotion of sustainable development policies along economic, social and environmental lines through the contributions of academic research and critical thinking.
  • To build bridges between social research and public policy, fostering innovative, creative and feasible actions to address the great social, educational, cultural and environmental challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • To support the networking among researchers and institutions operating in the field of the social sciences and humanities.
  • To strengthen the academic internationalization processes in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • To expand South-South and South-North academic cooperation and dialogue.
  • To encourage the development and consolidation of the social sciences and critical thinking in the poorest countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • To participate in national and regional public debates, providing the perspectives and contributions of social research based on results.
  • To collaborate in the training of governmental actors, social activists and media professionals in social, educational, cultural and environmental issues, bringing them closer to the problems addressed by the social sciences and facts provided by social research.
  • To provide conditions for open access to Latin American and Caribbean academic productions, thereby, democratizing the access to knowledge and allowing for its more active use by public policymakers, social and civic organizations, the press and the university system.
 
 
 
  10 Key Areas of Action
 
  • Reducing inequalities and social injustice.
  • Combating racism, and ethnic and gender discrimination.
  • Assisting in the development of guarantees and legal protection in migration and human mobility processes.
  • Defending public education and the accessibility of the right to quality education for all.
  • Contributing to the development of peace processes.
  • Advocating open access and the democratization of knowledge.
  • Promoting citizen security policies and combating violence.
  • Advancing children and youth rights.
  • Encouraging participation, citizen mobilization and the strengthening of democracy.
  • Fostering sustainable economic, social and environmental development policies.
 
 
 
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