UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization




Africa and Gender Equality

  • UNESCO/N. Levinthal

Africa and gender equality are the two overarching UNESCO priorities for the Medium Term Strategy 2008-2013, reflecting the recommendations of the UN 2005 World Summit outcome document.

UNESCO places special emphasis on the mobilization of science, technology and innovation for sustainable development that accords top priority to poverty eradication, in conformity with the guidelines established by the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa in January 2007. The Organization supports national strategies to improve water resource management and access to water, the promotion of sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment. More

Gender equality is a fundamental human right, a commonly shared value and a necessary condition for the achievement of the internationally agreed development objectives, including all Millennium Development Goals. More


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