Revised edition of "ABC - Teaching Human Rights" available on-line

Dear listserv members,

We would like to inform you that a fully revised edition of the publication
ABC - Teaching Human Rights: Practical activities for primary and secondary
schools is available, in English, on the web site of the Office of the UN
High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at the address:
and is expected to be issued in hard-copy form, in the six official United
Nations languages, by December 2003.

The booklet offers practical advice for teachers and other educators who
want to foster human rights awareness and action with primary and secondary
school children, including suggested learning activities to be developed
with them. Chapter One lays out principal human rights concepts and the
fundamentals of human rights education. It reviews basic content and
methodologies and elaborates on participatory techniques. Chapter Two is
intended for primary school teachers, offering suggestions for nurturing
younger children's sense of their own worth and that of others through
materials that evoke the human rights principles of human dignity and
equality. Chapter Three contains activities for upper primary and secondary
school students that are of a more sophisticated nature and deal with
current issues. Each activity is followed by a reference to articles of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of
the Child, two United Nations documents which are introduced in Chapter One
and available respectively in Annex 1 and Annex 2. Annex 3 contains a brief
introduction to the terminology used in international human rights law. A
selection of other classroom resources produced at the international and
regional levels is available in Annex 5; other materials, including various
documents mentioned in the text, can also be obtained from, inter alia, the
organizations mentioned in Annex 4 and their local offices.

We would also like to remind you that the full list of OHCHR's publications
(free of charge), their order form and, in most cases, their electronic
text, are available on OHCHR's web site at the address:

Best regards, Elena

Elena Ippoliti
Methodology, Education and Training Unit/OHCHR

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