Ms Gabriela Ramos
Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO
Gabriela Ramos is the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO, where she oversees the institution's contributions to building inclusive societies. Her mandate includes tackling economic inequalities of income and opportunity, and promoting social inclusion and gender equality. She also oversees the youth support agenda, promotion of values through sport, fight against racism and discrimination, and ethics of science, including of neurotechnology and the internet of things. She has overseen the development and adoption of the first global instrument to promote the ethics of artificial intelligence, adopted by acclamation in 2021 by UNESCO's General Conference.
She also launched the Global Forum against Racism, to catalyse the political support that member countries have given to this cause. On gender, she has advanced several initiatives, particularly to combat gender stereotypes and biases, including in new technologies.
Previously, Gabriela Ramos worked as Cabinet Director and Sherpa for G20/G7APEC at the OECD, contributing to increasing the OECD's global impact and leading key initiatives such as "Inclusive Growth", "New Approaches to Economic Challenges", "Climate Change and Growth", the gender strategy and work on well-being and children. At the G20, she contributed to the international reform of tax systems; the adoption of the gender quota (to reduce the labour gap) and the establishment of the W20; and the adoption of the principles of artificial intelligence, among others. She also oversaw Global Relations and the OECD's membership enlargement process.
19:20-19:50 6 December
Introduction of the Cape Town Declaration on Science for Social Justice: Panel discussion on “Science for Social Justice: Partnerships to make it work"
09:00-09:30 7 December
Keynote lecture I. - Science for human dignity - What role for science in fighting poverty, unemployment, inequality and exclusion?
11:30-13:00 7 December
Thematic session I./b Responding to Pandemics: Science and Human Rights
Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO