UNESCO and Haiti Host the International Colloquium on the Haitian Revolution and the Universality of Human Rights

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An international colloquium on the Haitian Revolution and the universality of human rights will take place August 21-23, 2009, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The colloquium, “Révolution haïtienne et universalité des droits de l’homme, apports, parcours historique et perspectives” [Haitian Revolution, Universality of the Rights of Man, Contributions, Historical Trajectory, and Perspectives] , will explore the universalization of the social, economic, political, cultural, and philosophical dimensions of human rights in the context of the legacies of the Haitian Revolution.

The talks, which will be delivered in four languages— Haitian Créole, French, English, and Spanish, will be published in a collection. Topics to be discussed include the contributions of the Haitian Revolution, the individual in the trajectory of the revolution and in the evolution of the formation of Haitian society, and the evolution of human rights in Haiti and the rest of the world before and after 1948 (when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written).

The colloquium is a joint effort of UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) and the Haitian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO.

For full article (in French), see http://www.alterpresse.org/spip.php?article8631

January Suchodolski’s “Battle on Santo Domingo,” from http://history.state.gov/milestones/1784-1800/HaitianRev

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