III. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The areas that the UN system will focus on during 2002-2006 are based on the analysis in the
CCA, the alignment with national priorities and internationally agreed goals, and on the specific history and competencies of each of the agencies in Brazil. The main priority areas, goals, objectives, outcomes and strategies are presented in the following sections:
AREA ONE: Reduction of Multiple Inequalities
The UN system will support the government in achieving four major goals that address multiple inequalities existing in Brazil:
1. Reduction of overall poverty as well as eradication of extreme poverty through a more equitative income distribution;
2. Promotion of gender and racial equality;
3. Universal access to basic nutrition, health and sanitation services;
4. Access to knowledge and information and communication technology by the most vulnerable groups.
The UN system will focus, among others, on the following objectives to contribute to the achievement of the four goals mentioned above:
1. Develop public sector capacity to monitor poverty programs and their impact on income distribution;
2. Focus macroeconomic policies to increase the access to resource by the poor;
3. Increase distributive impact of social expenditures;
4. Develop local capacity, both public and private, for integrated sustainable development.
5. Promote cultural changes giving due recognition to the rights of minorities;
6. Increase social and political participation as well as access to decision making of women, youth and minorities;
7. Improve universal access to quality social (health, education, sanitation, etc.) services and prevent discrimination of HIV/AIDS groups
8. Reduce chronic malnutrition in children under two years old.
9. Eradicate adult and youth illiteracy by providing access to supplementary education;
10. Provide access of the poor to information and stimulate the adoption of new modalities of knowledge sharing and utilization.