8 March 2017
A new exhibition “Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights Education,” was launched on March 6th at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
On display until March 17, the exhibition raises awareness of the role of human rights education in promoting dignity, equality and peace, and preventing human rights violations and abuses. It marks the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training in December 2011.
The exhibition is co-organized by HRE 2020, Soka Gakkai International (SGI), the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning, and the states comprising the Platform for Human Rights and Training (Brazil, Costa Rica, Italy, Morocco, the Philippines, Senegal, Slovenia, Switzerland and Thailand), with thanks to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
At the opening, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Office at Geneva Ambassador Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo commented, “Human rights education and training are critical to achieving a society of peace, tolerance and...