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SHS e-news n° 7 – October 2006 – Celebration of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty at UNESCO Headquarters (17 October)
An opportunity to assess UNESCO's programme on the eradication of poverty, especially extreme poverty.
  • During the first two weeks of October 2006, several issues related to the social and human sciences programme will be discussed by the 175th session of the UNESCO Executive Board, which is meeting in Paris.
This week, the Executive Board will be discussing current affairs: UNESCO’s role and the challenges posed by illegal African emigration. Then, the Director-General of UNESCO will present a report on the possible development of an international declaration on scientific ethics, designed to serve as a basis for an ethical code of conduct for scientists. Finally, consideration will also be given to the proposal to create a UNESCO observatory for women, physical education and sport.

  • Immediately after the Executive Board meeting, events will be held on 17 October to mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This will be the first opportunity to assess UNESCO's programme on the eradication of poverty, especially extreme poverty. A film and a photograph exhibition will give an overview of the programme’s action in the field over the past five years.
On Tuesday 17 October 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 Miró Room at UNESCO Headquarters.

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.
SHS Views website: www.unesco.org/shs/views

Other events planned for the month of October 2006:
  • 15 and 16 October: International Conference on Migration issues. Beijing, China.
  • From 3 to 5 October: Diaspora Knowledge Networks Meeting. Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France.
  • From 16 to 20 October: “Urban policies and their relations with the political, technical, scientific and social actors in Latin America and the Caribbean”. City Professionals MOST Network Seminar. Colonia, Uruguay.
  • 19 and 20 October: Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Conference on the application of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 21 October: International Symposium: Harmonizing knowledge about the biomedical side effects of doping. Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
  • 21 and 22 October: Forum “Issues of Diversity in Europe and European Citizenship” UNESCO, Paris, France.
  • 22 to 24 October: Sport for a World of Harmony – the fifth World Forum on Sport; Education, and Culture. Beijing, China.
  • 23 to 25 October: Expert Meeting on Migration Museums. Rome, Italy.
  • 25 to 27 October: UNESCO-ASEAN Concept Workshop on Human Security in South-East Asia. Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • 26 and 27 October: Regional Conference: Launching of the Coalition of Cities Against Racism in Latin America and the Caribbean. Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • 28 and 29 October: Regional meeting of experts on Ethics Teaching. Tehran, Iran.
  • 30 October to 4 November: Ethics Teachers Training Course. Bucharest, Romania.
Agenda of UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Sector: www.unesco.org/shs/agenda
UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector Website: www.unesco.org/shs

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Author(s) UNESCO - Social and Human Sciences Sector
Publication Date 09-10-2006

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