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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 …

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9th International Conference on Human Rights Education

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

The 9th International Conference on Human Rights Education was held 26-29 November 2018 in Sydney, Australia, under the theme of “Unleashing the Full Potential of Civil Society.” Over 300 participants gathered from all over the world, including representatives from academia, civil society, trade unions, national human rights institutions and students, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human …

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2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions

In Human Rights Education, Sustainable Development by SGI OUNA

Over eight thousand participants from around the world representing some two hundred indigenous, spiritual, and religious traditions gathered in Toronto for the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions (PWR), held 1-7 November, under the theme of “The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change.” Over 500 programs were featured across six major tracks. SGI …

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Workshop on Human Rights Education and Inclusive Peace at Caux Forum

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

From 11 to 15 July, SGI participated in the Caux Forum organized by Initiatives of Changes, a worldwide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human behavior, starting with their own. The five-day conference titled “Towards an inclusive peace,” aimed at addressing peacebuilding from different perspectives, engaging people …

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Statement and Side Event on the World Programme for Human Rights Education during HRC37

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

At the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning (NGO WG on HREL), which SGI is a part of, submitted a written statement “Proposals for the focus of the 4th Phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education.” The statement proposed that as “critical agents of change,” youth should …

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International Conference on Human Rights Education

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

Around 300 participants from all over the world gathered together for the 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education (30 November–3 December 2017, Montreal) and participated in plenaries and workshops featuring UN processes, good practices and latest tools in human rights education (HRE). During the conference, SGI co-organized a workshop titled “Successes and challenges in promoting human rights education: Can …