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Conference looks at past, present and future of human rights education

Graphic: Speakers at the conference on human rights education

The conference included representatives from academia, general education, civil society, government organisations, the health sector and the media.

As part of celebrations for International Human Rights Day, the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia (NHRCM) has joined with Amnesty International Mongolia, the Mongolian Bar Association, and the Law School of the National University of Mongolia to host a conference on "World Programme for Human Rights Education in Mongolia: Past, Present, Future".

The conference, held on 7 December 2017 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, opened with speeches from Mr. J. Byambadorj, NHRCM Chief Commissioner; Mrs. L. Tsogzolmaa, Minister for Education, Culture, and Science; and Mrs. Beate Trankmann, United Nations Resident Coordinator.

Mr. Byambadorj emphasised the need to provide human rights education at an early age for children and the important role that parents can play to shape a human rights culture for their children, as well as the need for an inclusive approach to human rights education placed in formal education systems.

The conference included representatives from academia, general education, civil society, government organisations, the health sector and media outlets.

Presenters described the provision of human rights education in their respective sectors, including through the general education system and the tertiary education system.

A panel discussion on human rights education through informal education looked at good practices, challenges and future steps for human rights education with public servants, law enforcement officials, journalists and media officers, medical practitioners, teachers and instructors.

Following the conference, recommendations to strengthen human rights education in Mongolia will be presented to a range of stakeholders, including the Minister for Education, Culture, and Science, who has committed to incorporate the insights of participants into relevant policy documents.

Date: 14 December 2017

Source: National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia


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