3-7 July 2017
Application start 9 February 2017
Application end 3 June 2017
Application end / With visa 3 May 2017
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 Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the only human rights body explicitly referenced in the SDGs. Participants will also 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 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).
The fee includes tuition costs, course materials, 5 lunches, and refreshments during coffee breaks.
It is payable as soon as your place has been confirmed, and at the latest 3 weeks before the start of the course (12 June 2017).
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 via the online application form. Due to the limited places available, accommodation is not guaranteed. Participants seeking on-campus accommodation are encouraged to request this as soon as possible.
Language of instruction: English
If you have any questions, please email 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 notably relates to economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) 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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