Edmonton is becoming a human rights city, and has approval to host the United Nations Youth Assembly at the end of July-early August 2007. Student input is welcome and would be much appreciated. This will be the first time the Youth Assembly will be held outside of New York so this is a very special occurrence. It will be an opportunity for young > people to become more familiar with the United Nations, social justice issues in general and human rights in particular.
A meeting of all of the human rights cities is planned for the same time, to have important human rights activists from all over the world in Edmonton.
For more information about the Human Rights city movement and the Youth Assembly:
The People’s Decade/Movement for Human Rights (PDHRE) http://www.pdhre.org
John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (our facilitating NGO) http://www.johnhumphreycentre.org/component/option,com_extcalendar/Itemid,35/
Edmonton will be the first city in North America to become a Human Rights City–the rest are in developing countries.
To become involved or learn more, contact:
Dr. Joy Fraser, R.N.
Associate Professor, Centre for Nursing & Health Studies
2nd Vice-President, United Nations Association in Canada-Edmonton Branch
Chair, Human Rights City Edmonton Project
Phone: 780-436-8852 Fax: 431-0576