Ten carriers of projects are invited to make presentations at UNESCO Headquarters, on 6 March 2014 invited by the NGO/UNESCO Liaison Committee in partnership with UNESCO. They will speak on the theme “Education, Sport, Cultural Diversity: new attitudes to promote human rights in the world” in a gathering of 1000 young people.
Their projects carry a strong message about making human rights a daily living reality. They are all engaged in a collective effort through concrete action on the ground for equality, citizen participation, autonomy and social inclusion of marginalized populations.
10 projects have been selected by an international jury representing NGOs in the following countries: Ecuador, Ghana, Haiti, India, Nepal, Italy, Madagascar, Morocco, Mexico, Paraguay and Togo.
The projects’ approach is both participatory and humanistic. Local associations will be able to associate youth and women with their action. A community-based partnership will allow, for example, for training in craft professions, access to and management of safe drinking water, sociability thru intercultural and sports activities, the struggle against violence, racism or discrimination, language learning for better integration into local development processes, women’s legal rights training in a spirit of equity and equality.
1000 youth of different nationalities from schools and universities will participate in this encounter. Personalities from civil society and the sports world, notably Andrea Agnelli, President of the Juventus Football Club, each representing a facet of human rights, will dialogue with the project carriers and take questions from the audience.
A cultural and artistic program will accompany the presentation of the projects with contributions from Ecuador, Morocco and Sicily among others.