UNESCO Leadership Programme, USA

The UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the sixth annual International Leadership Programme: A Global Intergenerational Forum.
August 6-14, 2010, Connecticut

Deadline: 26/02/2010

The main objectives of the Forum are to: involve young leaders in finding solutions to emerging human rights problems; nurture individuals to be effective leaders in the field of human rights; provide an impetus for, and the empowerment of, youth leaders that will enable them to play a crucial and constructive role in the development of human rights in their communities; build a network of solidarity among future leaders in the field of human rights etc.

Participants at the forum will be individuals from all over the world who have been involved in some capacity in human rights work in their communities.  Selected young people will engage through dialogue with experienced and older human rights practitioners to gain management skills and techniques and a greater understanding of human rights issues on a global level.

Young people between the ages of 18-30, with community service experience, and with demonstrated ability to work on solutions to human rights problems, should apply. Fluency in English is required.

Application procedure
In order to be considered for admission please submit the following:
1. a completed and signed application form
2. letter of intent (please attach as word, pdf, or text document)
3. Curriculum Vita/Resume (please attach as word, pdf, or text document)
4. Names and contact information for three professional references
5. Application Essay: Upon acceptance, you will be required to submit a final essay to complete the application process within three weeks of notification. For further details click here

All applications must be submitted electronically no later than February 26, 2010 to: [email protected]

The UNESCO Chair will provide all conference participants with dormitory housing, meals, ground transportation in Connecticut, resource materials and a certificate of participation.
The applicant is responsible for securing their own visa, air travel to the United States and travel to Connecticut.

If you have any more quieries please contact: [email protected]

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