11th Annual World Educational Tour
to Visit Nine Countries to Promote Human Rights
The 11th World Educational Tour 2014 will circle the globe to countries including Dominica, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, UK and the USA in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace.
Over the past decade, the World Educational Tours have reached out almost 400,000 miles and visited some 80 countries meeting with youth, educators, and various dignitaries, including kings, heads of government and officials of the United Nations and Commonwealth of Nations.
Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a non-profit corporation founded in 2001 in Los Angeles. The purpose of YHRI is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace.
YHRI has produced easy-to-understand materials to teach the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights including the YHRI Educators handbook, the multiple award winning music video, UNITED, and other videos and human rights education materials. YHRI audiovisual products have reached more than 240 million around the world in more than 20 languages.
YHRI has pursued this purpose by collaborating with like-minded individuals, groups and organizations, both locally and throughout the world. As a result, YHRI has expanded to affiliated clubs, groups and chapters that span the globe.
Following the annual world tours since 2004, the annual YHRI International Human Rights Summits have brought delegates from around the world to Brussels, Geneva, Los Angeles and New York including meetings at UNICEF and the United Nations headquarters.
Expansive media coverage includes local, national and international appearances in print as well as radio and television, which continue to promote human rights education to millions.
The 11th World Educational Tour 2014 will have meetings, workshops and events, form new friendships and collaborations and promote Human Rights Education in nine countries. Regional summits along the route will include additional countries aiming to make this our greatest year of global expansion!