Global science committee to tackle poverty suggested by Brazil’s science minister

Helen Mendes

Helen Mendes
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.

Read the full news story at SciDev.Net‘s news site

This blog post is part of our coverage of 2013 Global Network of Science Academies (IAP) conference which takes place 24-26 February 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To read further news and analysis please visit our website.

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