Webinar on Human Rights in National Security: An Educator’s Toolkit

Join Amnesty International for a webinar that will explore how to use their newest resource, Human Rights in National Security: An Educator’s Toolkit.

When: Aug 9, 2017 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Security with Human Rights Webinar 

Human Rights in National Security: An Educator’s Toolkit provides lesson plans and activities to equip educators to discuss post-9/11 national security and human rights issues in the classroom. Further, it includes actions for students to take on issues of national security and human rights.

The toolkit is free for educators and intended for students ages 16-20. The materials are highly relevant across a number of academic disciplines: public policy, civics, government, religious studies, film, journalism, social studies, war and peace studies, and more. The toolkit contains four modules: 1) Introduction to Human Rights and National Security, 2) Global War and Drone Strikes, 3) Detention and Torture, 4) Discrimination and Surveillance.

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Youth Leadership Symposium in Bangok

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Humanitarian Affairs UK are excited to announce an exceptional opportunity for young leaders wishing to advance their leadership skills and knowledge in an international setting at the week-long prestigious 8th edition of the University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2017 from August 1 to 7 at the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand. 1,000 competent and compassionate student leaders will join in this largest youth gathering for Emerging Young Leaders.

The theme of the Symposium is “Building Life, Giving Hope.” The purpose is to instil a sense of social responsibility as well as to cultivate the attributes of selfless giving among emerging world leaders. Delegates will have the opportunity to expand their professional network and understanding of world affairs. As part of the symposium, the UNDP will lead the 5 thematic workshop discussions which will focus on 5 of the SDGs:


Young leaders between the ages of 18 to 30 with exceptional leadership skills. great knowledge on current world affairs. and a strong desire to build a sustainable and just world are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: June 30th

To apply, send your CV and Delegate Application form by June 30th to Ms. Carla Millares: carla.millares@humanitarianaffairs.org

>> For more information visit the website and e-brochure.  You can also access to the UNDP letter.

8th International Human Rights Education Conference


When: November 30 – December 3
Where: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The International Conference on Human Rights Education (ICHRE) is the forum for practitioners, policy-makers and academics to explore innovative education solutions to global challenges. This 3.5-day conference will assemble 300 participants from all over the world for practical workshops and insightful sessions featuring the latest tools, knowledge and good practices in human rights education.

The Conference Bridging our Diversities will take place during a year of important anniversaries: Canada 150, Montreal 375 and Equitas 50. The conference will provide a unique opportunity to showcase the lessons learned from Canada, Quebec, Montreal and Equitas’ experience promoting human rights, pluralism, inclusion and respect for diversity.

Early Bird Deadline:  July 15th

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The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program Summer Institute

When: August 1- 3
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112

Sign up for the 8th highly acclaimed three-day institute on The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program curriculum.

The intended audience includes:

  • San Francisco Unified School District Middle & High School Teachers
  • Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers of Bay Area High Schools
  • University Faculty and Graduate Students

Twenty-one hours of Continuing Education Credit or 2 CEUs are provided by the University of San Francisco for a cost of $100.  There is no charge to attend if not seeking CEUs.  Attendance is limited to 20 people

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