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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    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.

    Update: Forum in Cape Town, South Africa

    Due to technical difficulties, the UNESCO Chair Office has postponed the upcoming Reunion Forum to June 18-28, 2015 (thus for planning purposes, it will be good for you to arrive on the 18th of June and depart on the 28, unless you have other personal travel plans in the country).  We hope this change will give the many of you who have expressed interest, additional time to make the necessary arrangements to take part in the program.  For more information regarding the Reunion Forum, click here