HREA conducted workshop for staff of Commonwealth Secretariat

Published on HREA.org, July 2, 2009.

HREA conducted a two-day introductory training workshop on June 29-30 for staff of the Commonwealth Secretariat at its headquarters in London (United Kingdom). The aim was to increase capacity in implementing a human rights-based approach in the Commonwealth’s programming.

Thirty participants from all divisions of the Commonwealth Secretariat were introduced to human rights concepts and instruments, human rights mechanisms and human rights-based approaches. HREA trainers Peter Dixon and Felisa Tibbitts facilitated hands-on interactive sessions on tools for planning, monitoring and evaluation, sectoral and thematic-based frameworks and policies and other aspects of the human rights-based approach to development and democracy programming. 

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 countries that support each other and work together towards shared goals in democracy and development … (full text).

Link: HREA – Human Rights Education Associates, Homepage.

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