7-11 September 2020
Application start 28 November 2019
Application end 16 August 2020
Application end / With visa 5 July 2020
Fee: 1530 Swiss Francs
How complementary are economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015? Which mechanisms exist to monitor their implementation? What is the role of UN human rights mechanisms in monitoring ESCR and the SDGs? Which lessons can be learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) period?
This training course explores the relationship between ESCR and SDGs and provides participants with practical tools to include ESCR and the SDGs in their work. Themes covered include the rights to health, food, water, sanitation, housing, education, work, and social security, and the SDGs related to these rights.
Participants will observe a session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and have the opportunity to engage with international human rights experts.
The course covers the following issues:
At the end of this course, participants will be:
The training course is given by members of academia and senior professionals from the Geneva Academy, international organizations, including from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and NGOs.
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.
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 (30 percent discount for PhD and master students). In case of cancellation by the participant, CHF 200 won't be returned.
The fee includes tuition costs, course materials, a copy of the book No One Will Be Left Behind, 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).
Participants may request on-campus accommodation when applying. Due to the limited places available, accommodation is not guaranteed. Participants seeking on-campus accommodation are encouraged to request this as soon as possible.
Applications must be submitted via the online application form.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us: escrtraining[at]geneva-academy.ch
Joanna Bourke Martignoni's research areas include the right to food, land commercialization, climate change, the right to education and gender equality.
Christophe Golay's expertise relates to economic, social and cultural rights, the right to food and the rights of peasants.
Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Butini
Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique - bus stop Sécheron
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Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom
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© ILO/ Joydeep Mukherjee
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