The 12th annual Youth for Human Rights International Human Rights Summit 2015 to be held in New York from August 27th to the 29th with Conferences at the United Nations Headquarters, brings youth from around the world together to make Human Rights a global reality.
Italian alpine climber Daniele Nardi is one of an elite group who have made it to the summit of five of the 14 highest mountains on Earth, the “eight-thousanders” as they are known because they rise above 8,000 meters (26,200 feet). His mountaineering conquests include reaching the summit of the two tallest peaks: Mount Everest and the notoriously dangerous K2.
After hundreds of years of Portuguese colonial rule and 24 years of Indonesian occupation, and its aftermath that left hundreds of thousands of people homeless or dead and destroyed most of the country’s homes and schools, the new nation of Timor-Leste emerged in 2002 as the world’s first sovereign nation born in the 21st century.
Human rights education is implemented in modern school systems to bring an end to bullying and other conflicts of contemporary life in North America. Following are excerpts from the reports of two teachers using the Youth for Human Rights program in their classrooms.
Youth for Human Rights 12th World Educational Tour 2015, circled the globe 46,272 miles (74,468 km) to countries including Albania, Brussels, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mexico, Nepal, St. Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan, UK and the USA. In the spirit of the United Nations International Human Rights Day 2015, (Human Rights 365), we work toward making every day, 365 days of the year, a Human Rights Day.
For more than 50 years, Colombia has been torn by internal armed conflict, with the National Army and paramilitary groups waging a counterinsurgency war against left-wing guerrillas. During the bloody conflict, serious human rights violations have been perpetrated.
On December 10, 2004, at the close of the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education, the UN General Assembly announced the three-phase World Program for Human Rights Education to advance implementation of human rights education programs in all sectors of society.