Promotion of the Rights of the Child Through Universities in Georgia

3rd International Conference: “Incorporation of the rights of the child into the educational programmes and curricula of universities – with a focus on teaching State Language and Education of Ethnic Minorities”

20-21 September 2022

Akhaltsikhe, Georgia

The United Nations Children’s Fund, in partnership with Samtskhe-Javakheti State University, and under the auspices of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia will be hosting the 3nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO THE INCORPORATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD into university education programmes and curricula. This year’s focus will be on teaching of state language and education of ethnic minorities as an important pillar for accessible and quality education for all. The conference aims to provide a space for teaching and learning the provisions and principles of Child Rights, and to help empower future specialists to act towards putting the rights of every child into practice in day-to-day lives – at home, at school, and in communities.

The two-day conference will bring together professors and students, officials from the Government, members of Parliament, the Public Defender’s Office, NGOs, the diplomatic corps in Georgia, representatives from UN agencies, respective international organizations, and school teachers and administrators.


This gathering will provide an avenue for rich discussions and presentations by well-known national and international specialists, as well as the student winners of an essay-writing contest and presentations of school projects.  The role of universities in promoting Child Rights and influencing social norms will be central to discussions. 

The conference will enable universities to share their initiatives aimed at incorporating the Rights of the Child into university programmes for the education of future Child Rights advocates in the fields of education, law, business, and other important disciplines. 

We believe that participants will find the conference valuable by actively taking part in lively and rigorous discussions about the realities, challenges, and opportunities that co-exist in national, regional, and international contexts.  

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The conference will be held on 20-21 September 2022 at Samtskhe-Javakheti State University in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia.

We invite interested candidates and students to apply with abstracts and essays.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts, student essays and school projects – 10 July 2022

For further details, visit: www.unicef.org/georgia  to find information on registration, the scientific committee, the selection of abstracts, the contest for students, and a detailed programme for the conference.

We highly encourage students, teachers, academicians and specialists to take part in this unique conference.

For more information, please contact:

Natia Jokhadze at [email protected] and Anastasia Mshvidobadze at [email protected]