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Challenging Discrimination and Xenophobia with Education: A Discussion in Light of the 39th Human Rights Council Session

Education can be a tool for refugee or migrant children to integrate into their new host societies, and has the potential to empower them to lead a joyful and fruitful life. It is with this idea in mind that a panel discussion on Empowering Youth Through Education: Challenging Xenophobia, Discrimination, and Exclusion among Youth in Europe was held, reflecting on the role of education in fostering more inclusive societies and empowering youth.

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General Comments of the Committee on the Rights of the Child -17 May 2010

*Includes CD with Concluding Observations *Includes General Comments No. 1- No. 8 (2001-2006): The Aims of Education; The Role of Independent National Human Rights Institutions in the promotioon and protection of the rights of the child; HIV/AIDS and the rights of the child; Adolescent Health and Development in the contesxt of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; Treatment of Unaccompanied and Separated Children; Implementing child rights in Early Childhood; The right of the Child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment *Includes other materials for the CRC at 18

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HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: Young People in Action -14 May 2010

*A kit with four booklets presenting ideas for youth action on human rights and HIV/AIDS *Prepared in close consultation with young people from various youth organizations, in particular with students from the International Federation fo Medical Students' Association and from the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation

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Panel Discussion in Tunis: Another Perspective on Migration and the Role of Education in Resilience

This year marks the 70th anniversary since the adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly. It is in this context that the Ninth International Forum of NGOs, in partnership with UNESCO, took place in Tunis, from 26 to 27 September. The Conference was hosted by the Arab Institute for Human Rights, with the theme ‘Another perspective on Migration’, which aimed to discuss human mobility and its impacts on building sustainable peace and development.

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Researching Conflict in Africa Insights and Experiences -25 February 2011

Africa has the uncanny reputation of being the world’s leading theatre of conflict, war, poverty, disease, and instability. Therefore it is not surprising that scholars of ethnicity and conflict management regard it as a major laboratory for experimentation and theory building. Notwithstanding the exaggerations and oversimplifications that sometimes attend the claims and findings, including the tendency to lump all states in the continent together as suffering from the tribalism disease, Africa generally has not disappointed and, in a manner of speaking, has lived up to its billing. This is certainly true of the turbulent post-Cold War period in which Africa has experienced persistent violent and seemingly intractable conflicts.

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Safe You and Safe Me -5 May 2010

*Children's book (for 7-12 years of age) discussing the United Nations Secretary-General's Study on Violence against Children *Information on violence and what the child can do to protect themselves and others *CD (missing)

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Towards a Culture of Prevention: Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School -7 May 2010

*Good Practices and Lessons Learned 1007 *Includes sections on raising awareness within schools, increasing prevention, and securing school buildings *Includes case studies from Armenia, Bangladesh, Cape Verde, Grenada, Indonesia, Mali, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, India, Iran, Jamaica, Madagascar, Peru, Phillipines, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United States, Vietnam, Japan, Nepal, and Central America

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White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue -18 February 2011

The “White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue” presented here, emphatically argues in the name of the governments of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe that our common future depends on our ability to safeguard and develop human rights, as enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights, democracy and the rule of law and to promote mutual understanding. It reasons that the intercultural approach offers a forward-looking model for managing cultural diversity. It proposes a conception based on individual human dignity (embracing our common humanity and common destiny). If there is a European identity to be realised, it will be based on shared fundamental values, respect for common heritage and cultural diversity as well as respect for the equal dignity of every individual.

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Workplace violence in services sectors and measures to combat this phenomenon -12 May 2010

*Contains the ILO code of practice which responds to the needs of millions of workers affected by violence in service sectors in industrialized and developing countries *Provides general guidance to develop practical responses to violence at work, to promote dialogue, consultation and negotiation among governments, employers, and workers, and to draft national laws, policies, and programmes of action

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