Promotion of the Rights of the Child Through Universities in Georgia
International Conference: “Incorporation of the rights of the child into the educational programmes and curricula of universities”
On October 1-2 International Conference: “Incorporation of the rights of the child into the educational programmes and curricula of universities” took place in Kutaisi. The conference was organized by UNICEF and Akaki Tsereteli State University, and under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia and is dedicated to the incorporation of the Rights of the Child into the university education programme.
The two-day conference brought together professors and students, officials from the Government, civil society, the diplomatic corps, school teachers and specialists from the Educational Resource Centres.
This gathering provided an avenue for rich discussions and presentations by well-known national and international specialists and teachers, as well as the student winners of an essay writing contest. The role of universities in promoting Child Rights and influencing social norms was central to discussions.
The conference enabled universities to share their initiatives aimed at incorporating the Rights of the Child into university programmes for the education of future Child Rights advocates in the fields of education, law, business, and other important disciplines.