Theme: Discrimination and Human Rights Defenders
When: November 30-December 2, 2011
Who: Students ages 14-19 (grades 8-12)
Where: United Nations Headquarters, United Nations International Schools, and Select Videoconference Sites Worldwide
Join GEM and the other Student Conference co-sponsors for the annual United Nations Student Conference on Human Rights.
This year's theme is Discrimination and Human Rights Defenders. During the conference students will explore the roles people play in defending human rights and explore various forms of discriminations impacting human rights globally.
Preparation for this conference includes study of each of the conference subthemes. Students will receive background materials, as well as reference sites and the opportunity to participate in live video chats with UN experts to aid in their learning.
• Discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS
• Gender Discrimination
• Racial discrimination
• Discrimination against people with disabilities
Students and Teachers interested in participating through GEM should contact Sabrina Cusimano to participate. firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-497-8809.
Cost per students with homestay: $200
Included in Conference Fee: pre-conference videoconference, pre-conference preparation, conference materials, meals in New York, Tour of UN, transportation to New York from Chestnut Hill College, and homestay with student from New York.
Cost per student without homestay: $125
Included in Conference Fee: pre-conference videoconference, pre-conference preparation, conference materials, meals in New York, and Tour of UN.
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