Friday, October 13, 2006

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17th

Several events will be organized at UNESCO Headquarters on 17 October to mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: at 5 p.m., at UNESCO in Room XII, a short film will be shown, following which an exhibition of photographs illustrating exemplary projects from around the world will be opened. The exhibition will run until 26 October in the MirĂ³ Room at UNESCO Headquarters.

This event will be the first opportunity to assess UNESCO's programme on the eradication of poverty, especially extreme poverty.

The current issue of SHS Views, the magazine of UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Sector, devotes several pages to the programme against poverty, which brings together all Sectors of the Organization. The issue also includes an interview with Monique Ilboudo, Burkina Faso’s Minister for the Promotion of Human Rights, who calls for the same recognition of economic, social and cultural rights to be given to political and civil rights, in order to overcome poverty.

See also
* UNESCO Anti-Poverty Portal

* Info-sheet on Eradication of Poverty

Photo: © UNESCO/M. Becka

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