University of Connecticut

Office of Global Affairs UNESCO CHAIR & Institute of Comparative Human Rights

The universality, indivisibility, and interdependence of all human rights.
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      Uconn Students with Laureate Rigoberta Menchu

  • About

    In May 2001, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) awarded the University of Connecticut the first UNESCO Chair in Human Rights in the United States of America. The Chair joined a network of 52 UNESCO Chairs around the world, which was founded in 1992 to promote human rights through education and research and to encourage collaboration among institutions of higher learning.

    Upcoming Events

    16th Annual International Human Rights Conference

    The Right to Water

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
    University of Connecticut
    Storrs, CT 06269

    For live stream, click here.

    For more information, click here.