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The fight against poverty hits the headlines of SHSviews No. 20
Covering the period April-June 2008, No. 20 of the quarterly magazine SHSviews from the Social and Human Science Sector of UNESCO has just been published in English and French and will soon be available in Spanish and Russian.
The fight against poverty hits the headlines of <i>SHSviews</i> No. 20 In the headlines of SHSviews No. 20:
  • Globalization : To leave half of humanity living in poverty is expensive and will be more and more as time passes
    A seminar held in Kingston (Jamaica), in March 2008, has led outstanding Latin American researchers to review the multiple costs of poverty in the Caribbean, and more especially to present options available to the international community to cope with a phenomenon that affects nearly one in two people around the world. More … [PDF]

  • Interview with Sylvie Kayitesi Zaïnabo: “Poverty is a denial of human rights”
    Former Minister of Public Service and Labour of Rwanda, Sylvie Kayitesi Zainabo, Chairman of the Rwandan Commission for Human Rights was elected head of the Network of African National Institutes for Human Rights in 2007. In her interview she discusses human rights in Africa as well as the situation of refugees and displaced persons, victims of internal conflict which undermines the continent and puts the population at risk, preventing them from living in harmony and peace. Sylvie Kayitesi Zainabo invites everyone to fight against poverty, seen as a denial of human rights, in order to give the most needy access to food, a decent dwelling, education and health facilities. More … [PDF]

  • Dossier: social and human sciences within National Commissions for UNESCO – Focus on Canada
    SHSviews continues its round-the-world journey in a bid to explore the way social and human sciences are perceived within the National Commissions for UNESCO. After the Philippines, in this issue we move on to Canada, where the science-related activities of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO cover the social, human and natural sciences together, with a cross-sectoral approach being the order of the day. More … [PDF]
Also in SHSviews N° 20:Other events related to the UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences programme in June 2008:
  • 4-5 June: Steering Committee on the teaching of ethics: finalization of the proposal for a basic training course with a global outreach in bioethics, Paris, France
  • 4-9 June: Round table conducted by UNESCO within the framework of the European Festival of Sports and Traditional Games on the theme “Medicine and Sport”, Marioupol, Ukraine
  • 16-17 June: Regional meeting of professional teachers of ethics, Marrakesh, Morocco
  • 18 June: Regional Conference on HIV-AIDS and Human Rights, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 19 June: Launching of a Coalition of Cities against Racism in the Arab States, Casablanca, Morocco
  • 19 June: International Conference on the theme ”The First Large-Scale Migration of People”, Paris, France
  • 30 June-3 July: 3rd World Forum on Human Rights during which an International Coalition of Cities against Racism and Discrimination will be launched, Nantes, France
  • 30 June-4 July: Meeting of the Working Group of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC), Paris, France
For more detailed information: www.unesco.org/shs/agenda.

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Author(s) UNESCO - Sector for Social and Human Sciences
Publication Date 03-06-2008
Source SHS e-News 27 / June 2008

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