Education is a human right; it is the basis for self-determination, social and economic development and a key factor in fighting poverty. We work together with the governments in our partner countries to draft solutions to guarantee ‘education for all’.
By 2050, the planet will be home to more than 9.7 billion people. Most demographic growth will occur in developing countries. At the same time, the world population will be ageing and cities will be growing, while migratory flows will be greater. Working together with our partners, we are finding solutions and improving the opportunities for sustainable demographic development.
The family is a central Institution in all societies, providing solidarity and support. It has important tasks on both the individual as well as on the societal level. GIZ is strongly committed to explore our understanding of the family in the course of societal change and to implement international family policy making.
The inclusion of people with physical handicaps is based on a human rights approach. Due consideration of human rights in internatinal cooperation increases its sustainability, efficiency and effectivity. Therefore, we advise our partners to include the interests of people with physical handicaps in their planning.
Towards Health for All
Health is a human right and an essential prerequisite for social, economic and political development, stability and peace. We support our partners in realising this right to health for all people.
Social protection systems help to reduce poverty and contribute to long-term social and economic development. Social health insurance schemes and basic social security systems cushion the impact of individual crises and financial emergencies, restoring the self-help capacity of people living in or threatened by poverty. We support our partners in the development of social protection systems.