The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are pleased to announce the 4th annual Orientation Workshop for Diplomats on Human Rights. The programme will be held in New York on 30 and 31 July 2014 and will involve presentations by human rights experts on key human rights issues.
The workshop aims at enhancing governmental officials’ understanding of OHCHR and the United Nations human rights protection system. As a result, diplomats will be able to more comprehensively and effectively integrate human rights into their work and/or perform their human rights-related functions.
More specifically, at the end of this orientation workshop, participants will be able to:
The workshop will be based on a participatory approach and include presentations and discussions on the various topics on the agenda. Adequate time will be allocated for participants to interact with resource persons. Participants will receive a comprehensive set of reference and background material, including selected articles and other reference documents, copies of PowerPoint presentations, and other relevant materials. Resource persons will comprise human rights experts, primarily drawn from OHCHR staff. Participants who successfully complete the orientation workshop by attending all sessions will receive an OHCHR/UNITAR Certificate of Participation.
This workshop is designed for all members of Permanent Missions, especially delegates who are in charge of the Human Rights field,interested representatives of non-governmental organizations,and academia. It will be of particular interest to third, fourth and sixth committees. Applicants are requested to regard their participation as a firm commitment.
The orientation workshop will take place on Wednesday 30 July and Thursday 31 July, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Conference room B (CB).
Members of the permanent missions accredited to the United Nations in New York who wish to participate in this orientation workshop are requested to register online at http://www.unitar.org/event/ .