Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Parallel form(s) of name
- UNESCO. Secteur des sciences exactes et naturelles
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- UNESCO. Science Sector
Identifiers for corporate bodies
Dates of existence
Functions, occupations and activities
In its present form (as of June 2009) the Natural Sciences Sector implements major international programmes in the freshwater, marine, ecological, earth and basic sciences, while at the same time promoting national and regional science and technology polices and capacity building in the sciences, engineering and renewable energy. Emphasis is given to developing countries, in particular to Africa and to natural disaster prevention. Programmes are designed to respond to the international goals and challenges of climate change, gender equality, the eradication of poverty and sustainable development, in particular in small island developing states.
Since the beginning of its existence, the Sector and its predecessors carried out a wide range of different activities and functions. For more details, please consult the authority records linked to its collections.
Mandates/sources of authority
The Sector in its present form (as of June 2009) consists of:
- the Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences
- the Division of Water Sciences
- the Basic and Engineering Sciences Division
- the Division for Science Policy and Sustainable Development.
Fur further information of theses and the former sections of the sector, please consult the authority records linked to its collections.