Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Brazil: Violent Death Grows 14% in a Decade

UNESCO helps Brazil deal with violence

"'The indicators of violence amid Brazilian youth are unacceptable, dramatic, and need to be changed,' the representative of the United Nations Education, Science, and Culture Organization (UNESCO) in Brazil, Jorge Wertheim, remarked recently during an interview on the 'AmazĂ´nia Magazine' program.

"He also spoke about the 40 years in which UNESCO has been active in Brazil through 79 technical cooperation projects, 47 of them in the area of education.

"Data provided by the UN representative show that 50 thousand young Brazilians between the ages of 15 and 24 suffered violent deaths last year."

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