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Reducing Poverty: how human rights can help

Pierre Sané, assistant director general for social sciences and human sciences, ethics and human rights at UNESCO in Paris, will look at how human rights can help reduce poverty in a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 20 January.

In 1996 the UN General Assembly declared that 'eradicating poverty is an ethical, social, political and economic imperative of humankind.' For many years, UNESCO has sought ways of tackling this objective from a range of perspectives.

Pierre Sané explores the linkages between human rights deprivation and poverty and the ways in which the human rights perspective can inform poverty eradication programmes.

Pierre Sané is assistant-director general for social sciences and human sciences, ethics and human rights at UNESCO in Paris and is responsible for overseeing UNESCO's Poverty and Human Rights programme. Mr Sané was secretary general of Amnesty International from 1992-2001 and prior to this, worked in international development for 15 years. He has published extensively on issues of development and human rights

Professor Christine Chinkin, LSE, will chair this event.

Reducing Poverty: how human rights can help is on Thursday 20 January at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This lecture is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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11 January 2005

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