UNESCO and Least Developed Countries
"The situation in some of the Least Developed Countries is particularly critical, compounded as it is by the devastation wrought by HIV/AIDS, internal conflicts and governance crises. Given their perilous, fragile situation, the LDCs will receive special attention from UNESCO."
in this regard, UNESCO is committed to:
Targeting the most disadvantaged groups (women and youth) and identifying specific actions for them;
Spreading and replicating successful examples of alternatives to traditional formal education;
Encouraging the use of science and technology in order to improve material living conditions in the LDCs;
Using culture as a political lever for poverty alleviation (promoting artistic creation, developing cultural industries and intellectual property rights);
Fostering the development of LDCs and their access to ICT's.
the UN Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries.
(2001 - 2010)
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"The needs of the least developed countries will
be mainstreamed throughout all programmes."
(Medium-Term Strategy 2002-2007, 31C/4 Approved, § 31)