The 2009 UNSCHR conference will unite approximately 80 youth from the United States and Canada (first at the United Nations International School and then at the UN Headquarters in New York) with approximately 80 students from countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean who will be participating from the United Nations Information Centre in Mexico City and approximately 40 students from Toulouse, France. They will work together to develop recommendations that will address steps they can take to integrate human rights education into their schools and communities. The entire event will be webcast live on the UN Cyberschoolbus on 4 December.
Anyone in middle (intermediate) or secondary school can participate in the discussion forums or in the proceedings on 5 December by watching the live webcast and sending us messages via the UN Cyberschoolbus (see home page a few days before the conference for more information).
In order to participate in the discussion forums, students must register.
Registration for the forums is now open. Please note it may take up to 24 hours for a registration to be approved after it has been submitted.
Below are the four sub-themes that will be incorporated into the students' recommendations on Human Rights Education that will be shared with UN experts on 4 December:
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- Defining human rights education
- Making the school human rights friendly: Implementing a strategy for action
- Using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote human rights education
- Becoming a human rights ambassador
Global Education Motivators (GEM)
Chestnut Hill College
9601 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
PO Box 960
Wilson, WY 83014
UN International School (UNIS)
United Nations International School, Copyright 2004
24-50 FDR Drive
New York, NY 10010
Tel: (212) 684-7400
The Berkeley Carroll School
181 Lincoln Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217