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Prevention Programmes through Minority Language Film, Radio and Music

The UNESCO Culture Unit assists in the design and implementation of programmes that channel minority languages and culture to address issues of HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, and trafficking.

Please click on one of the following sub-project pages to find out more.

Radio Programme in Ethnic Minority Languages

HIV/AIDS Awareness-Raising Drama in Akha

Hill Tribe Pop Concert

Album of Lahu Pop Music

Highland Citizenship and Birth Registration Project

The Culture Unit of UNESCO has identified lack of citizenship as the single greatest risk factor in Thailand for highland girls and women to be trafficked or otherwise exploited. In response to these findings, UNESCO has undertaken a project to train and support NGOs to assist hill tribe people in meeting the Thai requirements for registration and citizenship.

To learn more about the specific components of the project, please visit this sub-project's site by clicking here.

GIS-Linked Social Sentinel Surveillance Project

UNESCO has initiated a system of linked databases with information related to trafficking, rates of HIV/AIDS incidence, interventions and their coverage, and the distribution of at-risk populations (migration, population in sex work), in order to discover, record and map related trends.

Some featured activities include:
The UNESCO GIS Maps Collection
HIV/AIDS Animated Maps
Capacity-Building: a Partnership with TPSO Zone 10
Village-Based Surveillance System

To learn more about these and other aspects of the GIS sub-project, please visit its site by clicking here.

Trafficking Statistics Project

The UNESCO Culture Unit compiles and maintains a current database of the various statistics on trafficking in Asia and other regions for research purposes as well as to understand trends, misconceptions, and estimates regarding the social phenomenon.

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Study of Special and Interstitial Populations

Interstitial populations are groups that, due to their involvement in trade and transportation, link areas across borders. UNESCO aims to conduct research on interstitial populations by designing evidence-based interventions for them that can ‘catch’ these populations at the right place and right time with HIV prevention information, in a culturally appropriate manner.

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