UNECLAC Timezone: Free e-workshop on the nexus between human rights, climate change and refugees
The Climate Change and Refugees workshops of the Overcoming global challenges through International Law will explore the nexus between human rights, climate change and refugees, deepening participants’ understanding of the inter-connectivity of these global challenges.
Session 1 | 5 May 2021 | 08:00 am - 12:00 pm (Santiago de Chile) / 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm (Geneva time) | online via zoom
Session 2 | 6 May 2021 | 08:00 am - 12:00 pm (Santiago de Chile) / 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm (Geneva time) | online via zoom
In light of the ongoing global pandemic and related travel restrictions the training programme will be held exclusively online via the platform zoom enabling participants form different countries to join and engage in peer-to-peer learning without necessitating travel.
UNITAR’s training programmes are designed to be highly interactive and participatory and will include a variety of simulation exercises and pedagogical tools to enable participants to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of the core legal issues, while also promoting a gender- sensitive approach.
The e-workshops will be built on the following pedagogical pillars: concept learning (lectures, presentations), experience sharing (panels, working group discussions) and exposure to real world problems and policy choices.
Participants will be provided with a comprehensive set of training material, prepared in close cooperation with the resource persons, consisting of copies of presentations, selected readings, instructions for the interactive exercises and discussion group assignments, relevant publications, etc. The material, enabling participants to partake in a well-informed, effective and prepared way, can also be shared with colleagues who have not benefited from the training.
The workshop is open to up to 35 participants from the UNESCAP region who are either:
- Members of the private sector,
- Members of Permanent Missions accredited to the United Nations,
- Delegates of Ministries of Foreign Affairs and other government officials,
- Representatives of international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations
- Academia and students interested in the field of business and human rights.
Priority will be given to LDCs and SIDS nationals. Please visit the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States: http://unohrlls.org/
UNITAR recommends that all prospective participants test Zoom for free at Zoom.us prior to joining the final e-workshop.
Basic system requirements:
- Stable internet connection
- Speakers and a microphone
- A webcam or HD webcam
- Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card
Please see further information about all technical requirements for participating in this e-workshop here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux