OSCE Open Call for Best Practices Submissions to Combat Intolerance Against Muslims
Washington, DC |February 11, 2009 | www.adc.org | The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is calling for best practices submissions for a new educational projects to combat intolerance against Muslims. An important component of these new projects is tracking educational practices and initiatives addressing intolerance against Muslims in the OSCE region, of which the United States is a member. For this purpose, ODIHR has called for submissions from inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), governments, local authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and practitioners at all levels of education.
Submissions need to relate to the primary and secondary level schooling sectors, in addition to teacher training institutions. The selected practices and initiatives will appear in a directory, which will serve
as the starting point for various discussions about the enhancement of educational programs addressing intolerance against Muslims.
If you have existing or past educational practices or initiatives please submit them directly to the Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Information System (TANDIS) no later than May 15, 2009. More information on this project and the link to online submission form are available at:
Over the past several years, ADC has participated in various roundtable meetings and conferences with the OSCE. The OSCE is the world‘s largest regional security organization whose 55 participating states span the geographical area from Vancouver to Vladivostok. The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the specialized institution of the OSCE dealing with elections, human rights, and democratization The ODIHR was founded in 1995 and is based in Warsaw, Poland. It is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and rule of law. To learn more about the OSCE, visit: www.osce.org
RELATED LINKS OF PAST COOPERATION
ADC Testimony at US Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (June 2008):
ADC Highlights Best Practices, Calls on US to Abide by International Obligation at OSCE Meeting in Vienna (May 2008): https://www.adc.org/index.php?id=3312
ADC Provides Expert Testimony at Two OSCE Conferences (May 2008): https://www.adc.org/index.php?id=3311
ADC Participation in OSCE Conference on the Role of Civil Society in Preventing Terrorism (March 2007): https://www.adc.org/index.php?id=3060
ADC and the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF) Announce Joint Coordination Effort Regarding Role of Civil Society (March 2007): https://www.adc.org/index.php?id=3075
NOTE TO EDITORS: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is non sectarian and non partisan, is the largest Arab-American civil rights organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980, by former Senator James Abourezk to protect the civil rights of people of Arab descent in the United States and to promote the cultural heritage of the Arabs. ADC has 38 chapters nationwide, including chapters in every major city in the country, and members in all 50 states.
The ADC Research Institute (ADC-RI), which was founded in 1981, is a Section 501(c)(3) educational organization that sponsors a wide range of programs on behalf of Arab Americans and of importance to all Americans. ADC-RI programs include research studies, seminars, conferences and publications that document and analyze the discrimination faced by Arab Americans in the workplace, schools, media, and governmental agencies and institutions. ADC-RI also celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the Arabs.
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