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the Durban Review Outcome Doc

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Dear all, Please find the Link to the Durban Review Outcome Document (20 pdf pages):

Vacancy: Librarian with OHCHR Methodology, Education and Training Unit (Geneva)

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From: Elena Ippoliti
Date: 24/04/2009

Dear HRE colleagues and friends, I would like to alert you to the OHCHR vacancy announcement which was just posted on the UN website at

The vacancy concerns the post 09-IMA-OHCHR-420345-R-GENEVA; Librarian, P-3; Methodology, Education and Training Unit; Development and Economic and Social Issues Branch; Research and Right to Development Division; Deadline for application: 21 June 2009.

We would appreciate it if you could share it with suitable candidates, possibly from non-Western countries (in case, please do not address individuals to me, I would not be able to respond to any related query). Many thanks, ElenaContinue Reading…

Ripples of change through human rights education

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From: Global HRE List Moderator
Date: 23/04/2009

[Moderator's note: The following message is a brief report of a side event during the Durban Review Conference that is currently taking place in Geneva. “Combating racism through human rights education: Examples of national practice” was organised by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) with the United Nations Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee for Human Rights Education in the School System (UNIACC) and the Council of Europe. The side event focused on national practices regarding human rights education in the school system and their impact in combating racial discrimination. It provided an opportunity to highlight challenges and lessons learned with regard to the implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, as concerns human rights education, and to promote awareness of the World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-ongoing).]  Continue Reading…

In Geneva – emergency accommodation …

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… during Durban Review Conference (in english, french and spanish)

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From: Welcome Mandat International
Date: 14 April 2009

ENGLISH: For NGO participants to the Durban Review Conference who were unable to find accommodation in Geneva, a limited number of emergency places will be made available between the 17th and the 25th of April 2009. These places are located in a civil protection shelter in the town centre and will be available for delegates at 20 Swiss francs per night, including breakfast. For bookings, please write to Durban Mandat International. For bookings before the 17th of April, please contact the  Welcome Centre for Non-governmental Organizations and Delegations at Mandat International.

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Human Rights Education …

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… at the 10th session of the UN Human Rights Council

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From: Kazunari Fujii
Date: 14/04/2009

Dear Colleagues, Please find below a report on the discussions on HRE in the UN Human Rights Council last month. Sincerely yours, Kazunari Fujii, Chair, NGO WG on HREL, Geneva, Of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the UN, (CONGO), Soka Gakkai International (SGI), Geneva UN Liaison Office.


The UN Human Rights Council’s 10th Session (2-27 March, 2009) and Human Rights Education

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