Normative documents

UNESCO has the authority to develop and adopt international universal normative documents in the social sciences and humanities.

UNESCO Conventions:

  • Convention against Doping in Sport (1 February 2007).  

UNESCO Recommendations:

  • Recommendation on the Status of Scientific Researchers (20 November 1974).  

UNESCO Declarations:

  • Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice (November 27, 1978).
  • Declaration on the Responsibilities of the Present Generations Towards Future Generations (12 November 1997).  
  • Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights (November 11, 1997).
  • Declaration on Science and the Use of Scientific Knowledge (July 1, 1999).  
  • International Declaration on Human Genetic Data (October 17, 2003).  
  • Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (19 October 2005)