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On November 3-4, 2021 the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a Regional Conference for policymakers, methodologists and teachers «Countering anti-Semitism, intolerance and discrimination through education.» The conference is being convened in response to the worldwide spread of hate speech and blameless rhetoric against certain groups, which, among other things, are blamed for the pandemic.
The topic of the conference is fully consistent with the profile of the UNESCO Chair of the Moscow Pedagogical State University «International (multicultural) education and the integration of migrants». The invitation to participate was received by the head of the department — MPGU Rector Professor A. Lubkov. In previous years, the department regularly participated in OSCE / ODIHR events on this topic.
Based on the results of the meetings with the participation of the UNESCO Chair, methodological materials were prepared for teachers on counteracting and preventing intolerance towards representatives of different confessions through education.
The conference was attended by representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, as well as from international intergovernmental organizations and civil society, and NGO activists and human rights defenders. MPGU was represented by the Head of the International Relations Department V.V. Kruglov and Director of the Center for Regional Studies and Humanitarian and Educational Cooperation, Associate Professor of the UNESCO Chair M.A. Krivenkaya.
Read the full article in Russian here.