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  UNESCO Small Grants Programme on Poverty Eradication in Sub-Saharan Africa: the deadline for submission of proposals deferred to 31 May 2009   UNESCO Small Grants Programme on Poverty Eradication in Sub-Saharan Africa: the deadline for submission of proposals deferred to 31 May 2009
18-12-2008 (UNESCO) - In the framework of UNESCO’s programme for poverty eradication, the Social and Human Sciences Sector calls for project proposals for small grants for an amount of US $10,000. These research proposals must contribute to write, revise, re-read and amend strategy documents of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs), through the normative human rights framework. The projects must concern Portuguese speaking countries of Africa (3 fellowships are available), Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal or Togo. Submission of applications is extended until 31 May 2009 at midnight.  More...

 

  Message from Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2008   Message from Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2008
16-10-2008 (UNESCO) -   More...

 

  International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2008:   International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2008: "Human Rights and Dignity of People Living in Poverty"
16-10-2008 (UNESCO) - To mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October 2008, UNESCO supported the initiative of the collective "L’Arche et la Dalle"*. A large gathering took place in the business district of La Défense, near Paris. The International Day was organized under the banner of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year's main theme was "Human Rights and Dignity of People Living in Poverty".  More...

 

  Fight against poverty: Publication of the results of 39 research projects   Fight against poverty: Publication of the results of 39 research projects
04-07-2008 (UNESCO) -   More...

 

  The fight against poverty hits the headlines of <i>SHSviews</i> No. 20   The fight against poverty hits the headlines of SHSviews No. 20
03-06-2008 (SHS e-News 27 / June 2008) - Covering the period April-June 2008, No. 20 of the quarterly magazine SHSviews from the Social and Human Science Sector of UNESCO has just been published in English and French and will soon be available in Spanish and Russian.  More...

 

  To leave half of humanity living in poverty is expensive and will be more and more as time passes   To leave half of humanity living in poverty is expensive and will be more and more as time passes
25-03-2008 (UNESCO) - A seminar held in Kingston (Jamaica), in March 2008, has led outstanding Latin American researchers to review the multiple costs of poverty in the Caribbean, and more especially to present options available to the international community to cope with a phenomenon that affects nearly one in two people around the world.  More...

 



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