Extracts from Draft Programme and Budget 2010-2011
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Major Programme IV
Global Priority Gender Equality
The mainstreaming of gender equality in cultural heritage policies will focus on aspects that relate to capacity-building and economic development. Education and training in conservation and management of cultural, natural and intangible heritage will also contribute towards women’s political and social empowerment. Action in the field of creative industries will heighten the socio-economic impact of small craft enterprises giving priority to women craftworkers and support will be provided to women as principal bearers of intangible cultural heritage; hence, crucial actors of the transmission of knowledge and know-how. UNESCO will also continue its cooperation with women’s associations involved in dialogue, especially interreligious dialogue, for conflict-resolution and reconciliation in Africa, drawing on the results and recommendations of seminars and training courses for trainers (TOT) held during the previous biennium. Moreover, the development of culturally appropriate and gender-responsive policies and actions at the country level in HIV/AIDS prevention and care as well as in maternal health will be pursued, in particular in the framework of the "Delivering as One" approach at the country level.
Expected results at the end of the biennium