UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, Democracy and Peace (450), established in 1999 at Padova University (Italy).


Human rights, democracy and peace.


  • Within the framework of the Plan of Action for the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education: to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in the field of human rights, democracy and peace.
  • To facilitate sub-regional and regional collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teachers, and the research and teaching staff of the University.
  • To encourage the involvement of UNESCO in the European Master's Degree Programme in Human Rights and Democratization coordinated by the University with a view to its further development and extension to other regions.

Host Institution


UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences.



Prof. Antonio Papisca, Università degli Studi di Padova, Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca e servizi sui Diritti Della Persona e Dei Popoli
Director of the Interdepartmental Centre
E-Mail address - antonino.papisca(at)
Work Phone - +(39 049) 827 36 82/ 827 36 83 / 827 36
Fax - +(39 049) 827 36 84
Street - Via Anghinoni n.3
City - Padova
Postal Code - 35121
Country - Italy