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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 …

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Human Rights Education Exhibition at UNHCR

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On 24 January, the exhibition titled: “Transforming Lives: the Power of Human Rights Education” opened at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) headquarters in Geneva. The event was organized by the UNHCR, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education & Learning (NGO WG on HREL), …

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“Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights Education” Symposium and Exhibition at UNESCO

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A symposium and exhibition titled “Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights Education” (on display from 10-18 December) were held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. The event was co-organized by the Permanent Delegation of Slovenia to UNESCO, Soka Cultural Association of France, NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning (NGO WG on HREL), International Organization for …

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Youth Standing Up for Human Rights Education

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On 9 December 2019, the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN, in partnership with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), organized an event to launch the 4th phase (2020-2024) of the World Programme for Human Rights Education, dedicated to youth, as part of the celebration of Human Rights Day 2019. The Human Rights Council has …

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Participation in the 2019 Social Forum

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SGI, as part of the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning (NGO WG on HREL) engaged in the Social Forum, an annual meeting convened by the Human Rights Council, from 1 to 2 October during which time the exhibition “Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights Education” was displayed in the United Nations Office at Geneva. During …

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42nd Session of the Human Rights Council

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SGI participated in the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council from 9 to 27 September. On 13 September, Elisa Gazzotti of SGI, on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning (NGO WG on HREL), delivered an oral statement co-signed by 17 organizations.  The statement welcomed the Plan of Action for the fourth phase of …

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13th Annual International Conference for Education and Democratic Citizenship

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On 14 June, the 13th Annual International Conference for Education and Democratic Citizenship titled “Education for human rights and citizenship: the challenges of inter-generational justice” took place at the University College of London. This conference aims to support their research programs in the interdisciplinary fields of citizenship, education and democracy. It gathered academics, students and civil society representatives. Elisa Gazzotti …

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41st Session of the Human Rights Council

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SGI actively participated in the 41st session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) from 24 June to 12 July. On 4 July Elisa Gazzotti of SGI was invited by the Pacific Rim Institute for Development Education to join a panel titled “Development Education: Case Studies from Around the World” as Co-chair of the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education …

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40th Session of the Human Rights Council

In Human Rights Education, Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

SGI actively participated in the 40th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) from 25 February to 22 March. On 8 March, Elisa Gazzotti of SGI, on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning (NGO WG on HREL) delivered an oral statement co-signed by 17 organizations.  Resolution A/HRC/RES/39/3 adopted on 27 September 2018 requested the …