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  • Class of children. Teacher with his pupils.

Mozambique joined UNESCO on October 11, 1976. The country has a UNESCO Office based in Maputo.

In partnership with the UNESCO Office in Brazil, a pilot project of preventive education to fight HIV and AIDS has been set up in Mozambique. In a bid to contain the epidemic, an agreement was signed in 2004 to create an information centre for young people with the virus.

Mozambique is one of the 35 countries implementing the UNESCO Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE), a 10-year initiative aimed at achieving the goals of the United Nations Literacy Decade (2003-2012).

Mozambique is one of the eight countries which have volunteered to participate in the “One UN” pilot initiative. This will test how the UN family – with its many and diverse agencies - can deliver in a more coordinated way at country level.


29-01-2008 (UNESCO)
African countries meet in Maputo to boost literacy
09-11-2007 (UIL)
Literacy, Knowledge and Development
13-06-2006 (UNESCO)
Japan funds country projects in UNESCO-led HIV and AIDS initiative

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