08.08.2011 - Education Sector

New Publication : Contemporary Issues in Human Rights Education


Current issues including the celebration of diversity, interfaith dialogue, gender-sensitive education, prevention of racism, discrimination and violence as well as civic engagement of youth are discussed in a new UNESCO publication entitles “Contemporary Issues in Human Rights Education”.

This collection of papers addresses contemporary issues in human rights education which has shifted over time, as new social contexts have evolved, in turn throwing up ever more complex challenges to educators. It discusses key questions that build on concepts of human rights education and includes examples of actions reported by UNESCO Member States.

Human rights education has been at the core of UNESCO’s work ever since the Organization was created in 1945, with the mandate to promote peace and tolerance in the context of a world torn apart by the Second World War.

The publication is one of UNESCO’s contributions to the major UN initiatives, including the ongoing World Programme for Human Rights Education.
French and Spanish versions are foreseen in late 2011.


UNESCO’s work on Human Rights Education

World Programme for Human Rights Education

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