ERIC Number: ED097273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-9
Reference Count: N/A
Activities of the Specialized Agencies to Promote the Advancement of Women. Study on UNESCO Activities of Special Interest to Women.
United Nations Economic and Social Council, New York, NY.
There are two emphases of the UNESCO program to promote the advancement of women within the reporting period 1972-1973. They are (1) to involve member states closely in UNESCO activities and (2) to focus on the equality of educational opportunity. Activities include: (1) a report on a five country research program concerning the relationship between educational training opportunities and employment for women; (2) various experimental projects; (3) fellowships for the training of women; (4) activities carried out in the areas of human rights, literacy, adult education, teacher training, rural development, technical and vocational training, science/nutrition/family education, population education, mass media, information, UNRWA/UNESCO, UNICEF/UNESCO, and funds-in-trust; (5) collaborations with nongovernmental organizations listed in an annex; and (6) four conferences dealing with the interests of women. Future trends for the program include continuing involvement of member nations, integration of program concerns throughout the whole United Nations system, and defining a program approach within the UNESCO secretariat. A bibliography of UNESCO publications on women, 1972-73, and a statement of the UNICEF Assistance to Equal Educational Opportunities for Girls and Women are included in the annexes. (JH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Civil Liberties, Educational Research, Employed Women, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Fellowships, Females, Feminism, International Education, International Programs, Literacy, Professional Training, Rural Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Womens Education
UNESCO, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Economic and Social Council, New York, NY.