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Amnesty International Calls For Human Rights City

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Date Wed, 18 Dec 2002 14:55:01 +0800

Taiwan Church News 2650, December 15, 2002
Reported by Li Shin-ren. Translated and rewritten by David

   Nancy Flowers, the director of Amnesty International's Human
Rights Education Project, recently participated in a seminar on
the Human Rights City in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The event was
sponsored by the NGO Research Centre at Hsu-ter University of
Science and Technology.  Ms Flowers said, "Only those residing in
Taiwan can develop a suitable model for human rights education
here." She asserted that there are no standard models for such a
project. Each nation's government and educational authorities
must develop styles of operating to fit local contexts.
   While Ms. Flowers spoke on human rights in schools,	Shulamith
Koening, the secretary of the American Peoples Human Rights
Education Association spoke on "Organizing an NGO according to
United Nations' Standards" and "Promoting Human Rights Education
in a Human Rights City."
   Tsai Ming-tian, an advisor to Taiwan's Presidential Human
Rights Commission, noted that, though Taiwan is diplomatically
isolated in official circles, this nation's Non Governmental
Organizations are welcome to participate in many forums around
the world.  They just cannot represent the government.	He
suggested various methods by which NGOs from Taiwan could
participate as "applicants" in official United Nations
   The seminar promoted the United Nations High Commission on
Human Rights' recent theme of Human Rights Study. It distributed
materials on school safety, school human rights policy, and a
process by which schools could measure their own human rights

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