- 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.