UNECHR2015 Archive


UN Conference on Teaching Peace and Human Rights

The Future We Want:
A Better World through Human Rights Education

Date:         Friday, March 27, 2015
Location:  United Nations, New York
                  Conference Room 9
Time:        10:00AM to 4:00PM

About the Conference:

This one day conference connected teachers, future teachers, administrators, and NGOs to have a global dialogue on human rights education.  Educators from Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Jamaica, Morocco, and the United States worked together and shared ideas on how to promote peace and human rights.

 Program Outline
10:00AM - Opening Greetings and Perspectives on Eleanor Roosevelt       Ella Torrey, Personal Aide to Eleanor Roosevelt
Session I
10:20AM - Opening Site Remarks

Session II
10:40AM - Educating for Peace and Human Rights

  Zayn Abaakil/UNICEF, Voices of Youth
Session III
11:30AM - Discussion and Presentations:
Perspectives on Teaching Peace and Human Rights
12:15PM - Break 
Session III Continued
1:10PM - Discussions and Presentations:
Perspectives on Teaching Peace and Human Rights
Session IV
2:15PM -  Peace on Earth
The Garbage Can -
Medard Gabel
Cleous Young
Session V
2:50PM - Global Educator Award - Learn more here
  Presented by Wayne Jacoby
Session VI
3:00PM - Open Microphone- All Sites
3:30PM - Closing Remarks

Watch Video Segments Below:

Ella Torrey - Perspectives on Human Rights -

Introduction from Mexico City:

Introduction of Participants in New York at United Nations Headquarters

Keynote Speaker - Zayn Abaakil



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