SAVE THE DATE: 9th International Conference on Human Rights Education, Sydney, Australia – 26-29 November 2018

22 January 2018

Dear friends and colleagues,

Shortly after I completed my term as Australian Human Rights Commissioner, I have joined the Australian Council for Human Rights Education (ACHRE) and established a series of International Conferences on Human Rights Education which many of you have attended over the years. Together we have established a grassroot movement for word-wide human rights education (HRE).

I write now to invite you to attend the 9th International Conference on Human Rights Education (9th ICHRE) which I will be convening at Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus, Sydney, Australia on 26-29 November 2018. The working title is: 9th International Conference on Human Rights Education – Unleashing the Full Potential of Civil Society. ACHRE is proud to announce that it will sponsoring the conference.

I encourage you to ‘save the date’.

The 9th ICHRE will coincide with and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 25th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration which highlighted the value of human rights education.

The Conference will consider the range of human rights education issues such as national and international curricula, pedagogy and best practices. It will address contemporary challenges and how to effectively address them. Attention will be given to the most effective ways of maximising the potential of civil society through human rights education. The delivery of lasting solutions and strengthening the practical knowledge and skills of participants, including through human rights education workshops, will be the key objectives.

Some 400 international and Australian delegates are expected to attend. They will include academic thinkers, international and government officials, NGOs and human rights and education practitioners, with a special focus on those from developing countries.

Please keep a look out for the dedicated Conference website which will go on-line in February at the following address – http://ichre2018.com.au

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions – I would be only too happy to respond.

Looking forward to seeing you at the 9th ICHRE in Sydney this November.