Not just so-called human rights cities need to be concerned about human rights and fundamental rights. They are crucial to the functioning of democratic institutions, local government, and human resources. In order to assist cities and municipalities in implementing human rights, the Republic of Austria and UNESCO founded the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels.
The UNESCO competency centre for human rights offers services for a human rights-based fulfillment of administrative tasks. The Centre offers relevant education and training and is happy to advise you on the development, elaboration, and negotiation of municipal Human Rights Action Plans, such as an Action Plan against racism and discrimination, an Action Plan for the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities or the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The UNESCO Centre offers the following services:
- Advice on the methodological development and implementation of action plans.
- Support in data collection on equality, equity, and discrimination
- Advice on sport and human rights and sport and integration
- Monitoring and evaluation, e.g. Children’s Rights Monitor
- Training for local government managers on human rights and human rights issues, e.g. dealing with sexual or racial harassment
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Also visit us at our international winter academy “Human Rights Go Local” 2024, where colleagues from all over the world share and discuss their experiences on local human rights policies.
We look forward to meeting you and possibly advising you on your daily administrative work.