Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce the launch of the Human Rights and Poverty Children's writing competition, one of many activities being organised for the upcoming Human Rights Day 2006, 10 December. The competition is a joint initiative of DPI and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, with assistance from the Department of Economic and Social Affairs' Division for Social Policy and Development. Human Rights Day 2006 will focus on fighting poverty as a matter of obligation, not of charity. For the one in six people in the world who currently live in poverty, this situation is frequently a consequence as well as a cause of human rights abuses. Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender or other reasons can prevent people from gaining adequate access to services and to participate in the political process in their country. Without access to such things as employment, basic healthcare, education and essentials like food, clothing and water, many poor people lack the means to change their lives for the better and are condemned to live a life of poverty. The Human Rights and Poverty children's writing competition gives students between the ages of 8 to 18 the chance to share their thoughts on how to tackle poverty and protect human rights. Find out more at http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org Bill Yotive Project Manager Global Teaching and Learning Project Educational Outreach Section Department of Public Information UN Headquarters Room L-170A New York, NY 10017 212-963-1400 ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < >. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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