“Human rights: Enhancing equal citizenship rights in education” reviews the panel proceedings and the deliberations that were delivered by representatives from the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the UNESCO Liaison office in Geneva, IBE-UNESCO, the Finnish National Agency of Education, the El Hassan Youth Award (Jordan) and academics from University of Los Andes (Colombia) and University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka). The goal of the panel debate was to assess the impact of education in rebuilding societies affected by inter-communal violence in the broader context of human rights. Drawing upon the experiences of UNESCO and IBE-UNESCO, the debate approached the educational frameworks of three countries, namely Bahrain, Colombia and Sri Lanka who had the common feature of having emerged from prolonged periods of civil strife. The meeting took as a template the way diversity had been promoted through education, in a peaceful and prosperous country, Finland.
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Friday, 2 March, 2018