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Venezuelan University will Create Human Rights Specialization

This Wednesday, the People’s Ombudsman and the National Open University (UNA) signed an institutional agreement to create the first post-graduate degree in human rights in the country. The agreement was reached during a session at the UNA in Caracas.

“The agreement involves initializing a specialization in the subject of human rights, the first in our country, and counts on the approval of OPSU (University Sector Office of Planning)” said ombudsperson Gabriela Ramirez.

Ramirez stated that this specialization will permit government officials and other professionals that want to work toward a graduate degree to receive their formal preparation from the UNA.
The Ombudsperson added that classes with be given by UNA professors and by professionals with experience in the struggle for human rights.

“We hope that with this great step we can consolidate the discourse on human rights in our country, a discourse oriented to the vulnerable and the people who suffer most from discrimination and exclusion.”

The post-graduate program is likely to begin in the second semester of this year, said Ramirez.

Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias, Press Unit of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Status / 7 de mayo de 2009

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