Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the project “Sustained improvement of Human Security in the City of Sao Paulo through Humanization Actions in Public Schools, Health Services, and Communities” in the Federative Republic of Brazil.

May 30, 2008

  1. On the 30th of May (Friday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 3,228,984.16 US dollars (approximately 364.88 million yen), through the Trust Fund for Human Security to a project entitled “Sustained improvement of Human Security in the City of Sao Paulo through Humanization Actions in Public Schools, Health Services, and Communities” that will be implemented by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Pan-American Health Organisation (WHO/PAHO) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Federative Republic of Brazil.
     
  2. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, concentration of population brings about pressure for supplying social services such as health and education, and crime and other form of violence are rapidly increasing.
     This project aims to address these challenges by empowering individuals, families and communities and engaging several social groups in the area of health, education and community activities in the east and south region of the municipality of Sao Paulo where the poor reside and violence has become a chronic problem. Activities implemented under this project will include:
    • providing education and training to the youths, including adolescents, families and communities on general and reproductive health as well as HIV/AIDS
    • implementing cultural and sports activities; hold workshops on conflict mediation; creating and training support network team for fostering equality and establishing a culture of peace
    • training social protection agents and other specialists in the area of childhood
  1. This project is expected to contribute to decrease in violence and the establishment of a culture of peace, and to realizing human security at the community level.
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