From Information Society to Knowledge Societies

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International organizations and especially UNESCO are taking an increasingly active part in the analysis of the contemporary society making it aim to elaborate ideology as well as practical advice for social institutions' development. The subject matter of the study in the publication is the World Report «Towards Knowledge Societies» where a comprehensive analysis of social and humanitarian development of mankind at the turn of millennium is provided and the concept of «sustainable development» of the world community in the XXI century is elaborated. The concept is based on the idea of indispensability of transition from the «information society» fraught with a negative and dangerous tendency to social disintegration both at national and international levels to «knowledge societies» focusing on moral and ethical values as well as cognitive competencies.

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V G Bunina

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University)

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Кафедра французского языка № 1; Московский государственный институтмеждународных отношений (Университет); Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University)


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