“Discrimination and Human Rights Defenders”

November 30 – December 2, 2011
Student Resources:
Download Background Guide
UN Cyber Schoolbus Website

“Discrimination and the Rights of the Child”

December 1-3, 2010
A delgation of 6 WY students gathered with over 250 other students from around the US and Canada for the UN Student Conference on Human Rights (UNSCHR) in New York City, December 1-3, 2010. Students met in the ECOSOC and General Assembly Halls to discuss the Rights of the Child. During the first day of the conference Jackson Hole HS senior Sarah Ross presented on the Discrimination of Immigrant and Migrant Children. Jackson Hole HS junior Hunter Collins and Big Piney HS junior Maria Garcia presented on Gender-Based Discrimination. The following two days, students created recommendations–feasible projects and ideas that the students might implement in their own communities to think globally and act locally. These projects and ideas were then presented to a panel of experts for review. The students in New York also interacted via video-conference with students in France and Mexico.

Radio interview with student Emma Hall, a participant from Sheridan, Wyoming. Segment starts at 32:50.

For more information, check out the Casper Star Tribune article and the Jackson Hole News & Guide article, both written by trip co-leader, Meg Daly.

Also, view the JH News & Guide December 2010 Advert, thanks to Bob Langfelder! Recommendations created by students from past conferences as well as an archive of UNSCHR research guides can be found at UN Student Conference Resources.

 

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December 3-5, 2008

 

“Recognizing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”

 December 5-7, 2007

“Migration and Development: Challenges for Human Rights”

 November 29-December 2, 2006

“Water as a Human Right”

 December 1-2, 2005

“HIV/AIDS: From Awareness to Action”

 December 2-3, 2004

“Education for All”

 December 4-5, 2003

“Sustainability and Human Rights: A Better Future for All”

 December 5-6, 2002

“Water as a Human Right”

 December 1-2, 2001

“Human Rights and the Culture of Peace”

 December 9-12, 1999