UN agency chiefs appeal for ‘open science’ beyond COVID-19, citing dangers of secrecy and denial

The heads of three UN agencies joined forces on Tuesday to appeal for a global push towards “open science”, citing the value of cooperation in the response to COVID-19 and the dangers of treating evidence-based knowledge as an exclusive asset, or simple matter of opinion. 

Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Michelle Bachelet, UN human rights chief (OHCHR), said it was time to ensure the benefits of science could be shared by all.  

The influential European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), home to the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, is also supporting the call. 

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