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Lebanon, women’s rights and the fight against racism in the headlines of SHSviews n°23
SHSviews’ first issue of 2009 has just been published in English and in French with a new layout that devotes even more space to texts and illustrations in order to better report on UNESCO’s activities in the field regarding its social and human sciences programme.
Lebanon, women’s rights and the fight against racism in the headlines of <i>SHSviews</i> n°23 Featured in SHSviews n°23:

Social and Human Sciences within National Commissions for UNESCO: Focus on Lebanon

After the Philippines, Canada, Malawi and Cuba, SHSviews goes, this trimester, to Lebanon where, in 1948, UNESCO’s Member States adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which made UNESCO the first agency of the United Nations system to recognize these fundamental rights. In this dossier:8 March 2009: International Women’s Day

Several articles in this issue of SHSviews are devoted to the activities set up in favour of women’s rights by the UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector.21 March 2009: International Day against Racism

Four pages are dedicated to UNESCO’s action against racism and discrimination.Also in this issue:

Other events relating to the UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences programme in March 2009:
  • 9-10 March: Steering Committee of the West Africa Institute (WAI) on Regional Integration. Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
  • 9-11 March: ABC Training Session on Working Methods. Kingston, Jamaica.
  • 12-14 March: Meeting of Legal Experts for the GEObs Database, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 17-18 March: Workshop on Ethics Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 18-21 March: Meeting of Experts on Ethics Teaching, Banjul, Gambia.
  • 19-20 March: International Conference on “Accessing the Urban Space: Responding to International Demand of Migrants”, Venice, Italy.
  • 20 March: Event for the celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Paris, France.
  • 27-28 March: Annual Conference of the Sustainable Economic Development Unit (SEDU). Saint Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • 27-29 March: 7th Latin American Forum of Ministers of Social Development. Caracas, Venezuela.
For more detailed information: www.unesco.org/shs/agenda.

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Author(s) UNESCO - Sector for Social and Human Sciences
Publication Date 02-03-2009
Source SHS e-News 36 / March 2009

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