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Joint Statement on Human Rights Education at HRC47

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

During the 47th regular session of the Human Rights Council (HRC47), Dr. Koumbou Boly Barry, the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, presented her annual report on the cultural dimension of the right to education. On this occasion, Soka Gakkai International, on behalf of 24 members of the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning (NGO WG …

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Webinar on Human Rights Education in Humanitarian Settings

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

In view of World Refugee Day on 20 June and the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declarations on Human Rights Education and Training (2011), The Global Protection Cluster Task Team on Human Rights Engagement hosted a webinar titled, “Human Rights Education in Humanitarian Settings: Challenges and Opportunities.”  The webinar was held on 17 June and was moderated by Elisa …

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Standing Up for Youth Rights: Civil Society in Solidarity

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

During the RightsCon 2021, which took place from 7 to 11 June, SGI organized a session titled “Standing Up for Youth Rights: Civil Society in Solidarity” together with Accountability Lab, Global Fund for Children, and the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The conference session focused on the strength of young people who, even in an increasingly challenging environment for …

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UNHCR and NGOs Consult on Countering Xenophobia, Racism, and Discrimination

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On 28 April, SGI attended the monthly consultation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and NGOs on April’s topic of “Countering Xenophobia, Racism, and Discrimination.” This forum was an opportunity to further discuss how the UNHCR and NGOs can prevent and respond to xenophobia, racism, and discrimination, as well as to review the 2020 UNHCR Guidance on …

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Observing Human Rights Day 2020: “Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights”

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December, the day the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The theme for 2020, “Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights”, related to the COVID-19 pandemic and focused on the need to build back better by ensuring that human rights are central to recovery …

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Seminar on Human Rights Engagement at the Global Protection Forum

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

In September, the Global Protection Forum brought together 3,000 experts to discuss real-time protection challenges, share experiences and provide strategic direction for protection actors and the Global Protection Cluster (GPC). GPC is a network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations and UN agencies engaged in protection work in humanitarian crises including armed conflict, climate change and natural disasters. As part …

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43rd Session of the Human Rights Council

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

The 43rd session of the Human Rights Council which started on 24 February was interrupted on 13 March due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. On 13 March, the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning (NGO WG on HREL), chaired by Elisa Gazzotti of SGI, issued a joint oral statement on the fourth phase of the World …