Wednesday, October 11, 2006

UNESCO's Work in the Field of Human Rights

From the 2004 Textile exhibit that was part of UNESCO's
International Day for the Rememberance of the
Slave Trade and its Abolition
Image by Michael Ravassard. © UNESCO

UNESCO's work in the field of human rights has three major aims:
* to strengthen awareness of human rights;

* to act as a catalyst for regional, national and international action in human rights;

* to foster cooperation with all actors and networks.
This work extends the Organization’s contribution in ethics and international standard-setting. Organizationally, it is administered as part of UNESCO's program in the Human and Social Sciences.

Read about UNESCO programs for the:
* Advancement of Human Rights

* Promotion of Gender Equality and Development

* Promotion of Democracy

* Fight against Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia

* Promotion of human rights of youth with HIV/AIDS

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