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Web resource gathers human rights education commitments of States in one place

Web resource gathers human rights education commitments of States in one place

A web resource called “The Right to Human Rights Education”, which was unveiled during a side event at the 27th session of the Human Rights Council, is a compilation of all the provisions of international and regional instruments that highlight commitments made by States to human rights education.
The study of human rights becomes a core subject in Kenyan universities

The study of human rights becomes a core subject in Kenyan universities

The United Nations Human Rights Office and the University of Nairobi have initialled an agreement ensuring human rights has a place in the curriculum for undergraduate students.
Learning to live in peace in Kyrgyzstan

Learning to live in peace in Kyrgyzstan

Following an intense ethnic conflict in Kyrgyzstan in 2010, today students at Osh State University start thinking critically about ethnicity through a course initiated by the UN Human Rights Regional Office in Central Asia.
Assisting Communities Together: ACT promoting human rights education

Assisting Communities Together: ACT promoting human rights education

Young Roma women and students in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia explore and put into practice basic human rights principles with the assistance of programmes supported by a joint funding venture of the UN Human Rights Office and the UN Development Programme.
“A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education”

“A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education”

A documentary film on the positive impact of human rights education in people’s lives is launched by the UN Human Rights Office together with two civil society organizations.
Building an understanding of human rights in the classroom

Building an understanding of human rights in the classroom

‘Teach ins’ with a focus on human rights are held in schools throughout Lebanon to launch an education initiative designed to encourage development of a human rights culture.