Tuesday, February 02, 2010

A UNESCO International Leadership Program

The UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the sixth annual International Leadership Program: A Global Intergenerational Forum.
The Forum seeks to empower young leaders by involving them in finding solutions to emerging human rights problems, and nurturing individuals to be effective leaders in the field of human rights. To this end, the Forum will:
  • Introduce participants to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Build a network of solidarity among human rights leaders
  • Expand the knowledge relevant to human rights practice
  • Provide tools and a platform for open debates
  • Provide programmes, activities and processes necessary for human rights leadership
  • Promote the sharing of experiences and understanding
  • Showcase speakers on such topics as: health and human rights, education, the environment, the plight of child soldiers, the use of media, fundraising, conflict resolution and transformation; litigation and advocacy

The UNESCO Chair will provide all conference participants with dormitory housing, meals, ground transportation in Connecticut, resource materials and a certificate of participation.

Young people between the ages of 18-30, with community service experience, and with demonstrated ability to work on solutions to human rights problems, should apply.

Application deadline is February 26.

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