6-10 June 2022
Application start 13 December 2021
Application end 22 May 2022
Application end / With visa 10 April 2022
Fee: 1530 Swiss Francs
ILO Asia Pacific
The global COVID-19 crisis is exposing and exacerbating existing inequalities and violations of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR), with devastating effects on vulnerable groups and societies. The challenges brought about by the pandemic have placed even greater strain on the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Can the SDGs and ESCR, in particular the rights to health and to food, provide substantial guidance for immediate crisis response and for long-term recovery strategies towards fair, resilient and sustainable societies that leave no one behind? How can United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms monitor pandemic recovery programs to ensure that they sustainably combat inequalities made evident during the crisis? How can they contribute to building back better, with the SDGs and the rights to health and food at the centre?
This training course builds on a series of training delivered during the last years around different ESCR and their links to the SDGs. The 2022 edition will focus on the topical question of the COVID impact, including backlashes in the progress towards the SDGs, with a focus on the rights to health and food.
This training course can be followed in Geneva or online.
The course covers the following issues:
At the end of this course, participants will be:
The course is interactive and participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and perspectives on the issues. The training sessions include lectures and discussions with experts, as well as practical examples and case studies. Sessions are designed to enhance knowledge exchange with peers and facilitators.
Throughout this course, participants will have the opportunity to engage with international human rights experts.
All participants in our training course have access – ahead, during and following their course – to a dedicated community platform (on Mighty Network). This community brings together all the participants to our courses who have unlimited access to the training materials and resources shared during their course and can exchange with all the alumni of the Geneva Human Rights Platform Training Hub.
The training course is given by members of academia and senior professionals from the Geneva Academy, international organizations, including the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UN Special Procedures mandate holders, and NGOs.
This training course is designed for staff of NGOs, development and human rights institutions, UN bodies and other international organizations, as well as representatives of governments and members of academia.
Participants who successfully complete the training course receive a certificate of participation from the Geneva Academy.
The training fee for this five-day programme is 1,530 Swiss Francs and includes tuition costs, course materials, 5 lunches, and refreshments during coffee breaks.
All participants are responsible for their own travel costs to Geneva, including Swiss visa fees and evening meals (approximately 30 Swiss Francs per meal).
The training fee for those attending the course online is 1,250 Swiss Francs.
There is a 30 percent discount for PhD and master students.
The fee is payable as soon as your place has been confirmed. As places on the training course are limited, participation can only be secured through the payment of the fee. In case of cancellation by the participant, CHF 200 won't be returned.
Applications must be submitted via the online application form.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us: escrtraining[at]geneva-academy.ch
* These two discounts cannot be combined.
Dr Christophe Golay's expertise relates to economic, social and cultural rights, the right to food and the rights of peasants.
Her doctoral research focuses on the human right to water and sanitation and its interrelation with other economic, social, and cultural rights, including the right to food, and the protection of the environment.
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