Nº 61 | September 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.
We do hope summer was rich in encounters and enjoyable.
Enjoy the reading!
You will find more about North-South Centre coming events, such as the Mollina Summer University on Youth & Development, the World Aware Education Award which deadline for applications has been extended to September 15, and the Lisbon Forum preparatory process. All this on NSC website…
. 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
. 2008-2009 International Year of Human Rights Learning
. International Literacy Day - 8 September 2008
. Fellowships for threatened scholars around the world - the Scholar Rescue Fund formalizes an unwavering commitment to academic freedom that the Institute of International Education (IIE) has demonstrated for over 85 years. At the heart of the Fund is the idea that each scholar we help who continues his or her work in safety is a beacon of hope in our world
. Better Aid website
. 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
. Europeans and their rights - Child rights in Europe (2008)
. COMPASITO - Manual on human rights education for children (2008)
. First steps in teacher training: A practical guide - “The TrainEd Kit” (Book + CD-Rom) (2008)
. QualiTraining – A training guide for quality assurance in language education (Book + CD-Rom) (2008)
. Policing and minorities in the Russian Federation - Key international guidance documents and case studies (2008)
. Policies on irregular migrants - Volume I: Italy and Germany (2008)
. Europeans and their rights - Freedom of religion (2007)
. The annual report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-ongoing) is now available online. The report covers the activities in the between January 2007 to June 2008.
. In recent months, many new training manuals have been released targeted at those who wish to train themselves or others in the human rights of people with disabilities, with a particular focus on the new international disability rights treaty, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The latest of these, entitled "Training Manual on Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities", was launched in March by AIFO (Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau) and DPI (Disabled Peoples International) Italy in collaboration with the Mongolian National Federation of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities, with financial contributions from the United Nations. The Training Manual on Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities , available in both English and Mongolian, is meant to promote the participation of people with disabilities and their families in ratifying and implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). AIFO and DPI also are supervising the translation of the manual into French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
. Participatory citizenship, identity and inclusion - by Kumi Naidoo, Honorary President of CIVICUS
.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.
. Call for nominations for the UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights 2008 - deadline for submission of candidatures expires on 15 September 2008 … more …
. The 2009 Oak Fellowship : Migration and Human Rights …more…
. International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development - Bordeaux, October 27 - 29, 2008 … more…
. 50 Days of Action - GCAP Mobilisation 2008 - Source: Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP)
. Better Aid website
. Aid effectiveness by OECD Development Center … more…
. Evaluation of the Paris Declaration - Synthesis Report
. World Bank Poverty Estimates for the Developing World
. Development and Climate Change: A Strategic Framework for the World Bank Group - Global Consultations
. Consultation for the World Social Forum 2009
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