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

Pilot 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 pilot projects in this area.

      Breaking the poverty cycle of women: empowering adolescent girls to become agents of social transformation in South Asia
Empowering marginalized adolescent girls in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan to become agents of social transformation


      Combating exploitative migration of women and children in Africa
Promoting of culturally appropriate policy responses to exploitative migration of women and children


      Contributing to the eradication of poverty by strengthening human security in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Benin
Strengthening the most deprived communities in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger


      Cultural and ecotourism in the mountainous regions of Central and South Asia
Poverty eradication through sustainable tourism development in Central Asia and the Himalayas


      Enhancing the socio-economic skills of deprived youth in the Arab States
A comprehensive skill training and capacity building program to improve the socio-economic opportunities for marginalized youth in four Arab countries


      Forging innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to the Aral Sea Basin
Contributing to poverty eradication through innovative approaches in an ecological disaster area


      Handicraft as a socio-economic and cultural development factor
Fighting poverty by developping handicraft in Africa, the Arab States, Asia and Latin America


      Indigenous building technologies in Central Asia and Afghanistan
Developing and promoting indigenous building technologies to promote poverty eradication in Central Asia and Afghanistan


      Integrating science and technology into micro-finance schemes: from subsistence living to small-scale enterprises
From subsistence living to small-scale enterprises to eradicate poverty in Eastern and Southern Africa


      Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in a global society - LINKS -
Combatting poverty and promoting sustainable environments by enhancing local and indigenous knowledge in a global society


      Non-formal education and environmental management for indigenous communities in Indonesia
Poverty eradication by supporting indigenous communities in Indonesia through non-formal education and environmental management


      Small-scale mining and sustainable development in Latin America
Economic and social development to improving the lives of artisan and small-scale mining communities in the fragile ecosystems of Latin America


      Strategy for the sustainable development of tourism in the Sahara
Fighting against poverty through sustainable development of tourism in the Sahara


      Technology and Poverty Eradication - TAPE -
Employing technology to address basic needs, access resources and to promote sustainable livelihoods globally


      Technology-related vocational training for marginalized girls : schools and learning centres as community catalysts for poverty reduction
Integrated approaches using formal and non-formal education as catalysts for poverty reduction among young girls in Cambodia, Indonesia and Nepal


      Universities in Solidarity for the Health of the Disadvantaged - UNISOL -
Training health care workers in the use of social health indicators improve the lives of the poor in Africa through the UNISOL network


      Urban poverty alleviation among young and female migrants in China and Mongolia
Fighting urban poverty among young and female migrants in China and Mongolia through training, support and action


      Youth development and poverty reduction through sustainable community tourism in the Caribbean - YouthPATH -
Involving youth in community tourism, cultural and natural heritage preservation for poverty eradication in the Carribean (YouthPATH)


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Eradication of Poverty,
especially Extreme Poverty

UN Millennium Development Goal 1

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 UN Millenium Declaration
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