Deadline: July 13, 2012
Open to: Young people between the ages of 18-35, with strong interest in and commitment to human rights preferably with community service experience, and with demonstrated ability to work on solutions to human rights problems
Venue: between November 1 – 10, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand
The UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut, in collaboration with the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, invite applications for the first Asia Regional International Leadership Training Programme: A Global Intergenerational Forum.
Forum will focus sharply on global human right issues (with an emphasis on the Asia region), and seeks to:
- Examine regional applications of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as international human rights instruments.
- Expand the knowledge relevant to human rights concepts and practice
- Build a network of solidarity among human rights leaders
- Provide tools and a platform for open debates
- Provide programmes, activities and processes necessary for human rights leadership
- Promote the sharing of experiences and understanding
Different themes relevant to issues of concern at the global and regional levels will be covered. Themes may include, health and human rights, education, the environment, the plight of child soldiers, the use of media/social media, fundraising, conflict resolution and transformation; litigation and advocacy
Relevant issues also include, but are not limited to, human trafficking, the plight of children, refugees, hunger, HIV/AIDs, gender discrimination, racism, classism, democracy, the environment, human rights and business and peace education.
The Forum seeks to empower young leaders by involving them in finding solutions to emerging human rights problems, and nurturing individuals to be effective leaders in the field of human rights. Young people between the ages of 18-35, with strong interest in and commitment to human rights preferably with community service experience, and with demonstrated ability to work on solutions to human rights problems, should apply.
Applicants will be selected based on the strength of their application essay, demonstrated commitment to human rights (understanding and practical/hands-on experience), potential impact on the individual and their potential contribution to the Forum, regional and gender representation.
The forum will be held held between November 1 – 10, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. Conference will be held in English only. Fluency in English is required. Conference organizers will provide all conference participants with dormitory housing, meals, resource materials and a certificate of participation.
In order to apply, go here.