UN Day 2011

Global Education Motivators Presents: The Fifteenth Annual
United Nations Day 2011
Discrimination and Human Rights Defenders

Where: St. Joseph High School
               Hammonton, NJ
When: Friday, 28 October, 2011
Time: 9:30AM – 1:30PM
Students: Grades 8-12

What: Secondary school students met at St. Joseph High School to prepare to support the Millennium Development Goals. This year, students worked together to develop ideas on how they can fight poverty in their schools and communities.

Outline of the Day:
9:30AM Registration
9:45AM Orientation and Welcome
10:00AM Opening Plenary – Speaker and Videoconference with UN
11:15AM Breakout Sessions, for students and teachers/Lunch
12:30PM Afternoon Plenary – Students report on Breakout sessions
1:15PM Closing
1:30PM Dismissal

This UN Day explores the roles of Human Rights Defenders and several types of discrimination. These defenders combat discrimination and have made huge strides for equality made through their valuable work.

The four focus areas for this year are:
1. Discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS
2. Discrimination against women
3. Discrimination against persons with disabilities
4. Racial discrimination


   

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