Freelance journalist, SciDev.Net
Brazil’s science minister has called upon the scientific community and the UN to create a global scientific committee with the goal of reducing world poverty.
Marco Antonio Raupp made the proposal during his speech at a conference organised by the Global Network of Science Academies (IAP) — entitled Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations: Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development — taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this week (24-26 February).
Raupp proposed taking his suggestion to the UN and UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) after further discussion at the conference.
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