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Poverty: the human rights approach
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.

  pogge_sm.gif     Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right. Who Owes What to the Very Poor?
Pogge, Thomas; Campbell, Tom; Tasioulas, John; de Vita, Álvaro; Fleurbaey, Marc; Kreide, Regina; Ashford, Elizabeth; Gewirth, Alan; Alegre, Marcelo; Wenar, Leif; Caney, Simon; Chauvier, Stéphane; Sengupta, Arjun; Guariglia, Osvaldo; Gargarella, Roberto
Fifteen essays by leading academics about the severe poverty that today afflicts billions of human lives.  More...



  s_zainabo_sm.jpg     Interview with Sylvie Kayitesi Zaïnabo: ‘Poverty is a denial of human rights.’
UNESCO - Sector for Social and Human Sciences - 2008-04
in SHSviews 20  More...


  m_ilboudo_sm.jpg     Interview with Monique Ilboudo: “poverty is disregard for human rights”
UNESCO - Sector for Social and Human Sciences - 2006-09
in SHSviews 14  More...


  t_pogge_sm.jpg     Interview with philosopher Thomas Pogge on the fight against poverty
UNESCO - Sector for Social and Human Sciences - 2003-10
in SHS Newsletter 03  More...



      UNESCO Small Grants Programme on Poverty Eradication. Building national capacities for research and policy analysis. Summary of the findings and recommendations of the selected research projects.



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Eradication of Poverty,
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