We welcome high school and college students to join us for the 21st Annual Human Rights Academy from June 29 - July 3, 2020, with workshops held virtually from 10 am - 12 pm.
The Human Rights Academy is dedicated to informing students about current international issues and how they relate to our islands of Hawai'i. Students will be connected to the transformative tools they need to become a part of the global movement to make a difference.
All workshops will be held virtually. Participants will discuss Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and the world’s progress on the Paris Agreement, which strives to limit global temperature rise to 1.5o Celsius. Workshops will examine the mechanisms in place at the United Nations, such as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), to assess the progress of humanity in achieving the 2030 Agenda (Sustainable Development Goals) and Global Human Rights.
We will also meet with legislators and other community leaders to learn about Hawai'i’s ongoing Voluntary Local Review (VLR) and Aloha+ Challenge, two initiatives that seek to achieve the Global Goals through a human rights-based approach at the grassroots level. All participants will study and share strategies to participate in the NDC, VLR, and UPR together to realize human rights, justice, dignity, equality, and equity in Hawai'i and around the world.
Sponsors: Hawaii Institute for Human Rights, PAAC, The Good Group, and the United Nations Association