The Global Campus continue supporting the development of Human Rights Education in Timor-Leste
The Global Campus of Human Rights is particularly proud to announce the signing of a new contract with the European Union for the “Furthering of Human Rights Education and Research at the National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL)”.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with the Global Campus of Human Rights and UNTL in this endeavour to promote human rights education in Timor-Leste.” H. E. Andrew Jacobs, Ambassador of the EU to Timor-Leste
Following the success of the ongoing capacity building action - which has reached its final phase, from January 2021 the Global Campus will continue supporting the development of human rights higher education in Timor-Leste through the consolidation of the recently set up UNTL Human Rights Centre.
“In a young country like Timor-Leste it is essential that all people know their human rights and help others to realize « all human rights for all ». The Human Rights Centre at the UNTL, which was established with the assistance of the EU and the GC, provides professional human rights education, training and awareness to students, professors and the public at large. It plays an essential role in developing Timor Leste into a modern society in full compliance with international human rights standards.”
Prof. Manfred Nowak, Secretary General of the Global Campus of Human Rights
The main objectives of the 18-month follow-up project are the full integration of the Centre into the UNTL structure, the mainstreaming of the newly adopted human rights transversal courses through all Faculties, and the Centre’s establishment as one of the key human rights stakeholders in the country. This transitional phase will prepare UNTL's future membership within the Global Campus network, and eventually placeTimor-Leste at the vanguard of human rights higher education in the Asia-Pacific region.
According to the UNTL Rector Prof. Francisco Miguel Martins, “the HRC UNTL is an example of productive and collaborative engagement between the UNTL, the Global Campus and the EU, putting in evidence a substantial evolvement of UNTL in one of the most critical areas of scientific knowledge: Human Rights and Democratisation.”
The project will continue being implemented by the Global Campus under the lead of the Project Manager Adriano Remiddi, with the support of the GC Asia Pacific Programme coordinated by Mahidol University (Thailand), and in close cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union in Dili.