CILAC 2020 core themes
Science is a Human Right. This is what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights considers in its article 27 when it says: “Everyone has the right… to participate in scientific progress and the benefits that result from it… Everyone has the right to the protection of moral interests and materials that correspond to it due to scientific productions…” It also deepens with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (article 15) and at the inter-American level with the American Convention on Human Rights, in particular, with article 14 of the Protocol of San Salvador on Social and Cultural Economic Rights – DESC..
CILAC 2020 will focus on the role of science as an inclusion vector. In that sense, in addition to exploring in particular the different approaches to the relationship between science and inclusion, focus will be given to how technological convergence at the hands of the Digital Economy and productive integration contribute to more inclusive societies, exploring, at the same time, the ethical and social limits for these new advances in knowledge. In addition, there will be sessions open to other relevant topics that allow to delineate a clear agenda on the priorities and challenges of the region in Science, Technology and Innovation.