WORLD | E-Learning module on operationalizing the right to development in implementing the SDGs

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the University for Peace and the United Nations University’s International Institute for Global Health jointly offer the fifth and sixth editions of the interactive and instructor-led e-learning module to train stakeholders on the normative, theoretical and practical importance of and mechanisms for operationalizing the Right to Development (RTD) in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Contextualized in the interface between the RTD and the SDGs, this four-week interactive e-learning module is aimed specifically at operationalizing the RTD in the implementation of the SDGs. It is intended to contribute to implementing the SDGs, through specific application of the RTD, especially its international dimensions vis-à-vis SDG 17 and global partnership.

The module will be based on, and rigorous in its application of the text of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development and other international human rights instruments as well as on the text of the 2030 Agenda.

The Chapters in the module have been contributed by leading academics from around the world. Instructors will be Dr. Mihir Kanade, Head of the Department of International Law and Director of the Human Rights Centre, University for Peace, Costa Rica, and Dr. Obijiofor Aginam, Visiting Senior Research Fellow and Former Deputy Director, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health; Adjunct Research Professor of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa.

The module will be delivered over a period of 4 weeks, to around 100 participants including representatives from Governments, the UN system, NGOs, NHRIs, academia, students and others. Participants successfully completing the module will receive a certificate from the organizers.

This course is offered free of cost and the training will take place online in two rounds from 24 June to 21 July or from 21 October to 17 November 2020. To enrol, candidates must choose one of the two rounds and fill up the application form. Candidates will be selected on the basis of merit taking into account professional, regional, and gender diversity.

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Source: University for Peace (UPEACE)

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