Founded in 1995, the Summer University on Human Rights and the Right to Education (UEDH), now called the Henry Dunant University College - Summer University on Human Rights and the Right to Education (CUHD / UEDH) is a foundation governed by Swiss law with public utility status granted by the Republic and Canton of Geneva.
The Henry Dunant University College organises university-level human rights training courses for government and non-government agencies in collaboration with the High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNESCO.
The overall objective of the Henry Dunant University College is to provide participants through its Summer University on Human Rights programme with the tools they require to implement human rights-oriented public policies. The programme monitors closely the development of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) within the United Nations.
Target audience of training: The programme, which is based on the use of human rights protection mechanisms, is principally intended for human rights stakeholders (diplomats, international civil servants, judicial officers, NGO members, journalists, teachers, etc.).
As part of the 2009 and 2010 Summer Universities the Henry Dunant University College organised five training days in Annemasse in the Cité de la Solidarité Internationale:
In 2011, Annemasse Agglo will again host human rights summer university training days, in late July and mid September.
- a session conducted in Spanish on Wednesday 13 July 2011;
- a session conducted in French on Thrusday and Friday 8 & 9 September 2011.
The Summer University has trained to date over a thousand participants from ninety nationalities. Training courses organised in the Cité de la Solidarité Internationale bring together 30 - 40 people per day, from all over the world.
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