Center for Human Rights Education and Training (English version)

Greeting

 

In its preamble, the Constitution of UNESCO states: “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.” Without doubt, this is one of the most widely used quotations to underline the paramount importance of education if we are to eliminate wars and build peace around the world.

The same is true for human rights. Thus, we may also state: “Since discrimination begins in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of human rights must be constructed.”

In the United Nations, people often talk about “mainstreaming human rights.” This represents the idea that human rights should not be an issue considered only by the people assigned, but must be understood and promoted by all in different departments and offices.

It is the aim of this Center to construct defenses of human rights in everyone’s mind. We ask for your continued support and cooperation to achieve this noble goal.

 

Yozo Yokota
President
Center for Human Rights Education and Training