Events

Empowering Youth Through Education - HRC 39 Side Event

Panelist will look at the challenges and role of education to foster learning to live together in Europe, particularly amidst a climate of xenophobia and discrimination against migrant and refugees; as well as will discuss good practices of programs and policies in Europe to invest in education for global citizenship. 

Education can play a critical role in challenging stereotypes and prejudices across socio-economic groups, cultures, religions, and ethnicities, embracing diversity and fostering a culture of peace. 

From language learning to human rights and citizenship educational programs, education is increasingly recognized as a tool for tackling radicalization and violent extremism, for successfully integrating migrants and refugees, and fostering intercultural and interreligious learning.

The event, "Empowering Youth Through Education - Challenging Xenophobia, Discrimination and Exclusion among Youth in Europe", is being co-organized by the Aga Khan Foundation in Portugal, Arigatou International Geneva, the European Wergeland Center, and the Pontifical Foundation - Scholas Occurrentes, and co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations in Geneva.

Panelist will look at the challenges and role of education to foster learning to live together in Europe, particularly amidst a climate of xenophobia and discrimination against migrant and refugees; as well as will discuss good practices of programs and policies in Europe to invest in education for global citizenship. 

Opening remarks will be delivered by Mr. João Pina de Morais, First Secretary – HR, Migration and Humanitarian Affairs, Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva.

Mr. Philippe Cori, Deputy Regional Director, UNICEF, will moderate the panel. The discussions will include the participation of Ms. Alexandra Marques, Director of Education, Aga Khan Foundation Portugal; Mr. Lars M. Gudmundson, Deputy Director, The European Wergeland Centre; Ms. Marta Simoncelli, Vice-Secretary, Scholas Ocurrentes International; and Ms. Maria Lucia Uribe, Director, Arigatou International Geneva.

We look forward to hearing from you by Thursday 20 September 2018, please RSVP to geneva@arigatouinternational.org

 

Flyer A4 HRC 39 side event small