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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.

2006-10-09 9:00 am

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.

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: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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John Crowley, Chief of Section, SHS/EO/CIP: j.crowley@unesco.org
Cathy Bruno-Capvert, Editor, SHS Views: c.bruno-capvert@unesco.org
Irakli Khodeli, Press Assistant: i.khodeli@unesco.org
Petra van Vucht Tijssen, Webmaster: p.van-vucht-tijssen@unesco.org

Author(s) UNESCO - Social and Human Sciences Sector
Keywords migration, poverty, science ethics, sport

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