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Climate Change and Development – Global Responses and Policy Challenges

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A panel discussion organized by NGLS (UN’s Non-Governmental Liaison Service) and ECOSOC (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs), Friday 4 September 2009, 3pm-6pm, Room XXVI, Palais des Nations, Geneva.

DRAFT PROGRAMME:   Continue Reading…

UNESCO’s Slave Route project seeks to clarify consequences of slave trade

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From: UNESCO
Date: 24/08/2009

23 August 2009 – Marking the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today underscored the importance of dialogue in consolidating tolerance.

“By coming together around a shared vision of the history of the slave trade and slavery, we can build a shared history and lay the foundations of an intercultural dialogue that can deliver a universal message of knowledge and tolerance,” Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO’s Director-General, said in a message marking the Day.    Continue Reading…

Vacancy, Kabul: Human Rights Education Consultant

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From: AIHRC
Date: 27/08/2009

Closing Date: Wednesday, 09 September 2009

Background:

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has been established as an independent body within the framework of the state of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and it shall function independently. Afghanistan State accepted its existence based on the Bonn agreement, the AIHRC has its own law and its law made pursuant to the article no 58 of fundamental statutes of Afghanistan; and the resolution 134 of 20 December 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, in order to monitor the observance of human Rights, to promote and protect human rights and to regulate the affairs related to the structure, duties, powers and method of work of the AIHRC. Therefore the education unit of AIHRC would like to requite a qualified consultant to do the fallowing activities.   Continue Reading…

Human Rights Council Advisory Committee

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… discusses draft Declaration on human rights education and training

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From: Kazunari Fujii
Date: 17/08/2009

Dear all, The UN Human Rights Council’s Advisory Committee was held from 3-7 August 2009. The following is a brief report on human rights education and training dealt with at this session. I hope this report would be useful particularly for civil society actors for updating the information on the drafting process of a UN declaration on human rights education and training.

On the first day, the Advisory Committee elected and appointed by consensus the new bureau members as follows:    Continue Reading…

Advisory Committee discusses draft Declaration on human rights education and training

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From: Global HRE List Moderator
Date: 04/08/2009

UNITED NATIONS Press Release – Human Rights Council Advisory Committee:

The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee this morning discussed a draft declaration on human rights education and training. (For use of the information media; not an official record).   Continue Reading…