Wednesday, September 26, 2012

N. Pillay about World Programme for Human Rights Education

In June 2012, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Pillay N. presented to the UN Council on Human Rights report on the progress of the implementation of the World Programme for Human Rights Education.  18th paragraph says:
"Human rights departments exist in numerous Russian higher education institutions, including  the  Moscow State Pedagogical University and  the  Moscow State Institute  of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Perm State Pedagogical University and the Education Workers’ Academy for Training and Continuous Development offer courses and seminars on the theory of and methods for teaching human rights  in schools, while similar courses have been held in other regions of the country. OHCHR supported the establishment of an international master’s degree in human rights in 2009 by a group of Russian universities, assisted by an inter-institutional resource centre at the People’s Friendship University of Russia".