UNESCO Chair in Education for Human Rights and Democracy (83), established in 1994 at Addis Ababa University, (Ethiopia).


Disciplines related to human rights and democracy.


  • To promote information and documentation in the field of education for human rights and democracy
  • To facilitate sub regional and regional collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teachers of Addis Ababa University and of higher education institutions from other countries
  • An important area of activity for the chair is the progressive development of a nationwide system of permanent education for human rights and democracy, including the elaboration of special educational programmes for the personnel of schools and institutions of higher education, elected representatives of local and national bodies, governmental and municipal officials, members of the judiciary, lawyers, military, law-enforcement and penitentiary personnel, as well as media personnel

Host Institution


  • UNESCO Chairs on Human Rights.

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences.


Prof. Andreas Eshete, Faculty of Law, Addis Ababa University
UNESCO Chairholder, President of the University
E-Mail address - meshete1(at)
Work Phone - +(251 1) 23 97 52/ 23 97 64 / 55 08 44
Fax - +(251 1) 23 97 68/ 61 56 10
Street - P.O. Box 1176
City - Addis Ababa
Country - Ethiopia