UNITED NATIONS AGENDA NEW ISSUES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL GRADUATE TEACHERS
Press release # 02
June 22, 2018
On June 22, 2018, a one-day course was held for Human Rights and Peace International School (HRPIS) graduates dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
About 50 graduates from Armenian Constitutional Rights Protective Cente Human Rights and Peace International School, from various Armenian regions participated in the training.
Mr. Shombi Sharp, the UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, welcomed the participants and answered to their questions. Ms. Armine Halajian, Officer-in-Charge of the UN DPI, presented the Campaign of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the world and in Armenia. Mr. Arayik Papikyan, ACRPC Vice Chairman, advocate, spoke about the teaching of human rights and other legal components of "Social Sciences" in Public Schools and there was an exchange of teachers' experiences, group discussions. Ms. Armine Halajian, Mr. Hovhannes Ghazaryan, the Head of the UN Resident Coordinator’s office, presented the UN Sustainable Development 17 Goals, their nationalization and implementation process in Armenia.
Mr. Gevork Manoukian, ACRPC Chairman, touched upon the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education) the Global Campaign for Education under the slogan “Keep your promises” and the GCE Armenian coalition’s demands.
At the end of the training, all participants were distributed new materials.
Participants identified a number of big and small issues in the field of education, but, however, almost all of them highlighted several issues requiring prioritization:
- Financing of education:
Impermissibility of the already planned reduction of budget for education,
The need to allocate 6% of GDP and more to the education sector,
Efficient disposition of funds allocated to the sector.
- Creating equal conditions for regional schools,
- Restoration of “Law” subject,
- The need to revise unreasonable restrictions on the teacher's work.
By the recommendation of ACRPC member of presidency Hakob Hakobyan, at the end of the course, the participants decided to create an online platform to discuss online issues that are of interest to various course graduates and to make similar meetings periodically.
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