Flash info | Summer 2008
Global Education News is an electronic newsletter where national global education coordinators or practitioners can share global education news and best practices, useful thematic links and educational materials. It also serves as a medium for the North-South Centre global education network national coordinators' own use.
A mid-summer flash info full of news on the Youth front with the Youth International Day and the preparation of the annual North-South Centre Mollina Summer University on Youth & Development. More information on the intercultural and interfaith dialogue front while Human Rights learning is deserving some highlight as well as the preparatory process of the 2009 World Social Forum.
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With the Youth International Day as a background momentum, you will find more about North-South Centre coming events, such as the Mollina Summer University on Youth & Development,
. Special file : Council of Europe intercultural and interreligious dialogue policy
. Promotion of intercultural dialogue through education - representatives of the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the United Nations agreed that the promotion of intercultural dialogue and the management of cultural diversity remained among the priorities of their organisations. They emphasised the promotion of ''intercultural competences'' through education as well as the link between intercultural dialogue and conflict prevention. more ...
. Council of Europe Education Newsletter - Special issue on “World Programme for Human Rights Education”
. Guidelines from One World Week's Inter Faith Project
. International Day of the World’s Indigenous People – August 9
. 2008-2009 International Year of Human Rights Learning
. Special 17th International AIDS Conference - Mexico City August 3 - 8
Targeted, Data-Driven Strategies Aim to Make AIDS Money Work
Exploring New Policy Questions in HIV/AIDS Treatment
. New Youth website on line!
. Europocket TV - Daily news for young people on the European Union
. UNESCO – Social & Human sciences
. Presidency of the European Union - France 2008
Council of Europe
. The Council of Europe has developed several tools aimed at helping practitioners to promote citizenship, human rights and intercultural learning. …more
. COMPASITO - Manual on human rights education for children (2008)
. The Caribbean Conservation Corporation recently launched Tour de Turtle, a fun, educational journey through the science, research and geography of sea turtle migration using satellite telemetry. MEDASSET adopted one of the eight competitors, Little Crush, an endangered green sea turtle. The two year old, was rescued by the University of Florida after having swallowed more than 70 pieces of plastic waste. Little Crush is swimming to raise awareness about the
. A Practical Guide to Climate-proof Cities : the world’s urban centers are increasingly exposed to rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change. These changes threaten the property and the lives of billions of urban citizens. However, cities’ vulnerability to climate change-induced disasters can be reduced. Policy-makersresponding to the greater risks will find support from international development institutions including the Bank. Cities that have already responded are also willing to share good lessons with others, especially those in poorer countries. However, most of the necessary measures must be taken by the cities themselves. To help local governments do just that, the Bank joined with the United Nations agencies to publish an interactive report entitled, “Climate Resilient Cities”
.The UNESCO courrier
. On 9-10 October 2008, a Forum on "Civic Partnerships for Citizenship and Human Rights Education" will be organised by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg in the framework of the Swedish Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. Partnerships between governments, regional and local authorities, civil society organisations and other relevant actors are essential for effective promotion of EDC/HRE. There is already a wealth of good practices developed in this respect in the Council of Europe member states, but such partnerships need to be further developed and supported. The aim of the Forum is to produce recommendations on how this could be done at national and European level.
. Training Course in Human Rights Education with Children for Ombuds Offices and Advocacy Organisations - 12-19 October 2008 - European Youth Centre Budapest
. Training of Trainers in Human Rights Education with Children - 12-19 October 2008 - European Youth Centre Budapest
. "Intercultural Dialogue -- Challenge for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education", from 14-16 November 2008 in Vienna, Austria. This conference organised by DARE - Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe aims at providing a forum for practitioners in formal and non-formal education, academia and activists, political scientists, educators in HRE/EDC, and policy makers from various levels. It aims to contribute to the development of coherent European framework policies in HRE/EDC in order to improve the access to information and sufficient resources for relevant NGOs. The conference offers not only networking opportunities, but focuses on hands-on training and an exchange of best practices. The findings and results developed during the conference will be published and used for the preparation of a hearing on EDC/HRE in the European Parliament in 2009. Registration Deadline is 31 Aug 2008 more …
. The First Students Workshop on Peace, Religion and Media will be held in Iran, from November 9th to 22nd, 2008 simultaneously with The Second International Conference on Religion and Media. It will provide a unique opportunity in a friendly environment for the young participants to explore the complicated relationship between religion and media and to enhance their knowledge and skills in redirecting the power of this relationship towards the positive aim of building a culture of peace.
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