Towards a UNESCO Open Science Recommendation

The ISC has extensively supported the Recommendation through scientific input from its Members and Affiliated Bodies.


At the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference, 193 Members States tasked UNESCO with the development of an international standard-setting instrument on Open Science in the form of a UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. 

The Recommendation aimed to define shared values and principles for Open Science, and identify concrete measures on Open Access and Open Data, with proposals to bring citizens closer to science and commitments facilitating the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge around the world. The Recommendation was developed through a multistakeholder consultation process and unanimously adopted by Member states in November 2021. 

Activities and impact 


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