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25-26 June 2007
Sala Celso Furtado, CEPAL, Santiago, Chile
Seminar on the MDGs and Human Rights: Producing National Reports with an Emphasis on Rights

On 25th and 26th of June, government officials and UN staff from seven Latin American countries (Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay) gathered in Santiago de Chile to discuss on how to integrate human rights within national MDG Reports. The workshop was an inter-agency initiative of ECLAC and the Regional Offices of UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF and OHCHR. Participants and experts from different agencies discussed about the relation between MDGs and human rights and shared experiences on practical ways of applying a HRBA to NMDGRs. A CD Rom with the results of this activity will shortly be available, and follow-up work will include practical guidance on how to integrate human rights in NMDGRs. For more information please contact Francesco Notti (fnotti@ohchr.org).

 

21-23 May 2007
Final Workshop for the 'Operationalising Human Rights Approaches to Poverty Reduction - -Pilot Project'

On 21-23 May 2007, representatives from headquarters, regional offices and country offices that have participated in the pilot programme met in Yerevan, Armenia. The main objective of the workshop was to:

1) Develop an inventory of the methodologies that some of the country pilot teams have developed so far in order to operationalise an HRBA to Poverty Reduction;
2) Identify & analyze the main success factors and obstacles to the pilot teams’ work;
3) Conceptualize future work

A workshop report and review of the pilot programmes will both be available Summer 2007.

for questions regarding the workshop or the pilot project, contact: julia.kercher@undp.org.