Information Platform on the Right to Development

Type:

Information Platform

Date:

20 Feb - 31 Oct 2012

Duration of event:

8 months

Location:

web-based

Programme area:

Peace Security and Diplomacy, Multilateral Diplomacy

Fee:

No fee

Event focal point email:

Other events details:

Public – by registration   E-learning    English   open to register/apply   How to register

The registration is closed
Deadline for registration: 31 October 2012

Background

This e-platform is dedicated to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1986 UN Declaration on the Right to Development. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of the right to development and its increasing relevance in addressing contemporary challenges that the world is facing today. The lack of fulfilment of the Declaration around the world directly affects the realization of a wide range of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. A better knowledge of the basic requirements under the right to development will result in an increased interest to elevate this highly significant Declaration in the priority agenda of the international community.

Event Objectives

This platform is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Right to Development and is aimed at raising awareness of this highly important right.

Content and Structure

The platform provides a comprehensive overview over all aspects of the Right to Devolopment. Following a general introduction dedicated to the 25th anniversary, participants are offered a historic overview over the development of this important right. Module three will give an introduction to the United Nations mechanisms on the Right to Development and in module four some of the contemporary challenges facing the Right to Development will be addressed.

The lessons are accompanied by a wealth of external links, background documents and official statements held on the occassion of several events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Right to Development.

Methodology

The e-platform is delivered via the e-Learning system Moodle. This pedagogical tool will help the participant acquire more information about the Right to Development supported by multimedia, official documents and other readings and a wealth of supplementary information. All materials will be provided on the platform as online resources.

Targeted Audience

The platform is open to all who are interested in and would like to deepen their knowledge and understanding about the Right to Development.

Additional Information

The platform is open to all; please note that no registration is necessary. Simply follow the website link above for instructions on how to login.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.