Every year, JUNES organizes a workshop about a topic which is currently discussed at the UN. The venue and the details of the concept vary from year to year, but JUNES always focuses on an interactive approach. This year, the UN workshop is organized together with the YouthReps.

UN Workshop 2012 – a joint project by JUNES and YouthRep

“Minorities – a Major Problem?”

The issue of minorities will be addressed from different points of view. The three focuses are:

Linguistic Minorities, Sexual Minorities and Religious Minorities

 

Details

10th-11th August, Bellinzona

Venue: https://www.spazioaperto.ch/

Guest Speakers

Linguistic Minorities:

Alfonso del Percio – Institute of Multilingualism, University of Fribourg

Elena Maria Pandolfi and Matteo Casoni – Osservatorio Linguistico della Svizzera Italiana («Swiss Italian Linguistic Observatory»)

Sexual Minorities:

Niels Rebetez – Transgender Network Switzerland

Adrian Schmied – Swiss Queer Students

Sandor Marazza – Pink Cross

Religious Minorities:

Kathrin Buchmann – Federal Commission against Racism

Valentin Abgottspon – Freidenker Sektion Wallis («Freethinkers Section Valais »)

John Paul Vader – Baha’i International Switzerland

Tseten Samdup Chhoekyapa – Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Tibet Bureau

Social Program

Locarno Film Festival (tickets provided by the organizers!)

Enjoying typically Ticinese food

 

Please download program and registration form below:

Flyer, program and registration form

 

 

Past UN Workshops

“Differences in Human Rights Perception” – 2011

Im September 2011 fand der Workshop mit Fokus auf Menschenrechte statt. Am Vormittag referierten drei junge Experten von der Universität Basel und von der Cardiff University (UK) unter dem Titel „Differences in Human Rights Perception“ über die Implementierung von Menschenrechten innerhalb der UNO und auf dem regionalen Level, über den Menschenrechtsschutz in Europa sowie über die Rolle von Journalismus bei der Förderung von Menschenrechten.

Am Nachmittag debattierten die Teilnehmenden engagiert in Kleingruppen, zum Beispiel über LGBT Rechte (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) oder das Recht auf Schulbildung.