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   Poverty and Human Rights: UNESCO's Anti-Poverty Projects

Research projects
UNESCO's ethical and intellectual mandate and its role in standard setting and policy promotion, places it in a key position to contribute to achieving the first of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), that of eradicating poverty, especially extreme poverty and hunger.

Below you will find a list of all UNESCO research projects in this area.

      Ethical and human rights dimensions of poverty : towards a new paradigm in the fight against poverty
This project aims principally at developing an ethically and rights-based approach to poverty reduction. Poverty is not simply a matter of material deprivation. It is a matter of human dignity, justice, fundamental freedoms and basic human rights.


      Small Grants Programme - Poverty eradication building national capacities for research and policy analysis, developing country strategies and action plans and monitoring their implementation
Promoting eradication by capacity building for research and policy analysis, and strategy developing within Africa, Latin America and South Asia


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Eradication of Poverty,
especially Extreme Poverty

UN Millennium Development Goal 1

   UNESCO's Strategy
 UN Development
     Goals in focus

 UN Millenium Declaration
 UN Millennium Campaign
 Universal Declaration
     of Human Rights

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