Activities & Targets

Nations Institute for the Devloppment and the International Cooperation, Strategic Study and Research, Information Society and the NICT ( NIDC )

The institute is based on the theoretical study of international relations, analysis of international issues and contemporary geopolitics, the review of strategic and military issues and the study of international security and defense.

Through its activities, the NIDC aims to inform and sensitize public opinion to the importance of the major strategic challenges of the new millennium. It also hopes to provide its indirect support to political decision

•Explore and promote the study of international affairs
•Organize meetings and symposiums
•Organize regular lectures and debates
•Publish a periodical as well as newsletters and studies related to international issues
•Create a specialized library
•Attend meetings and seminars.
•Prepare, upon request, studies on international affairs
•Share research and coordinating cooperation in the field of international studies

The institute aims to promote Democracy, Good Governance and International Development and it will also try to deepen and enrich the debate on the Euro-Arab and Euro-Mediterranean issues on democratization and stability within the Arab and Islamic countries and Africa, the phenomenon of terrorism, the Israeli-Arab socio-cultural exchanges, economic and investment, etc.

A Space for Education and Research for the Promotion of Democracy and Development, International Relations and Cooperation, aims to be a framework that provides, especially at the elite level, and the target population education, reflection and action to promote the acceptance of democracy as a way of managing human relations at all levels and in all areas of life.

The INDC also aims the promotion of the development. Inspire, encourage and mentor thoughts on well-integrated and equitably shared economic and social development, put in place concrete actions through clearly identified programs for socio-economic development are going to be among the concerns of the institute.

Human and Refugees Rights Education: The objective of the training is to get participants to deepen their knowledge of Human and Refugees Rights in order to enable them to be more operational in their field of work once they are back to their respective countries.

Through Education programs of human rights changes, NIDC work in order to advance equality, social justice and respect for human dignity around the world.

NIDC's programs are designed to strengthen the capacity of participants and their organizations to effectively engage in observation activities, advocacy and education rights. The training sessions and workshops provide the opportunity to think about their own attitudes and experiences, increase their knowledge, develop skills and establish or strengthen their networks. Monitoring and evaluation of our programs are essential elements of the learning process.

The main objective of human rights education is to strengthen the capacity of organizations in the field by training their representatives. Therefore, the course is intended for Human Rights Activists which the organization is looking to the use of the Human Rights international system in order to daily progress its work. It allows them to acquire a practical knowledge of the United Nations human rights protection mechanisms (mainly in Geneva and New York) in order to incorporate their use into their daily work.

This course also provides an opportunity for participants to interact with key players of Human Rights Protection Instruments and meet people who work on their areas of interest, their country or their region.

It aims to train trainers by providing the participants with educational tools for the diffusion and transmission of the United Nations protection mechanisms.

Human Rights education is the core of the NIDC existence. Considered by many to be the starting point of Human Rights Education, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the primary document for the NIDC.

Our programs are based on specific needs defined with our foreign partners and designed for specific target groups, including NGOs, government officials and human rights Educators.

Our vision of Human Rights and our understanding of education is reflected in how we do our work. Thus, our programs focus on knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and behaviors that people need to understand, assert and defend their rights, and respect other people rights.

The Human Rights Education involves the exploration of Human Rights principles and instruments and the promotion of reflection and critical analysis. In sum, Human Rights education encourages people to be responsible for their own lives and the decisions that they influence. This process can take place only if each participant to the training sessions cross-examines about its own prejudgment against the individual Rights. When critically examining these inherent prejudgments where they get their beliefs, values and feelings, the participant engages himself or herself in a process of “transformative learning”. The process, which encourages members to show more discernment, to be more open and therefore leads to a new interpretation of the experience that will guide their future actions. Among the main themes of transformative learning we found the centrality of the participant experiences, the critical thinking and the resulting language.

How the NIDC integrates the transformational learning into its programs? In the main corpse of all our training programs, there is a curriculum based on the experiential learning principles applied to adults. Basically, this means that the content will primarily come from participants and the "program" will be the framework for that content. The participants bring to the program their analysis and experience, while us, as educators, we will share our knowledge of the theory and our experience in the field of the Participative Education.

This learning activity provides an opportunity for a productive exchange. Responsibility of interaction and learning is therefore entirely placed in the hands of the participants. The objective of Human Rights Education is "the acquirement of individual power and autonomy" in order to create a social change.

Participative Education is not only a mean to achieve this goal, but it is in itself an expression of this acquirement of individual power. Toward the edification of Human Rights Culture in the Middle East and North Africa

The aim of this project is to contribute to a better respect for Human Rights, advancement of democracy and good governance, reduced conflict in the Middle East and North Africa, Iraq and Sudan in particular through activities of human rights education for the effective performance of a culture of human rights for all.

The objectives of this project are to strengthen the capacity of the organizations in the region that are active in the field of Human Rights

•Analyze and address issues and situations that relate to human rights by using a model based on recognized values, principles, instruments and mechanisms
•Maximize the effectiveness of their Education initiatives to promote human rights within their organizations, their governments and their societies
•Working by Networking and sharing information, strategies and resources (including those made available by the program) in order to develop partnerships with mutual support that leads to a better efficiency by actions that will result to a social change;
•Enable and support and continuous and increased respect for human rights in the region through the implementation of targeted and specific programs
•Raise public and governments awareness towards human rights challenges in the region by working to build peace and justice and by strengthening the relations between civil societies in the world and in theses specific region. Act to Advance women rights by implementing programs that integrates Gender equality.

Study and promote international action in the field of Refugees Protection and by raising the awareness through education and to look for global solutions to the refugee issue worldwide, to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. Thus the contribution in order to ensure for all, respect of their right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another state, using as main tool the Geneva Convention of 1951 regarding the Refugees Status, the NIDC is going to work in order to ensure the respect of the fundamental Human Rights of vulnerable population and fight against the forced return of refugees to their countries where they risk persecution.

Our vision of human rights and our approach of Education are reflected in how we work. Our programs respond to identified needs by us and our partners around the world, and are designed for specific groups such as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Government representatives, Human Rights educators, journalists, artists, athletes, students and other individuals.

Through the Human Rights Education (HRE), the NIDC helps them to transform the international standards, regional and national human rights, by highly effective tools to let them in order to ownership the local power, more particularly by underprivileged groups. Through the HRE, the INDC also promotes the participation of all the Groups of the Society in decision making, and especially political decision, that affect their lives. Strengthening civil society and democratic institutions helps to strengthen good governance and contributes to the prevention from the transformation into conflict.

Study Tour For Students

Throughout the year the Nations Institute organises training programmes on the United Nations System of Protection of Human Rights and on International Organisations, which serve the purpose of creating a better understanding of the many activities of these Organisations based in Geneva & New York

The programmes are prepared for groups of at least ten people coming from all parts of the world and composed of university students, diplomats, public servants and representatives of non-governmental organizations or other associations. The programme has duration one week, with the possibility of extension.

From 2010 the Nations Institute NIDC would like to open the participation to these programmes to delegation of students coming from Law, Political Science and International Relations faculties...

We believe that this new project "Study Tour For Students" which consists of two-weeks in Geneva, the home of the United Nations, numerous international and non-governmental organisations will be a vital programme in educating the participants on the role of International Organisations and providing them with an advanced awareness of human rights. It will also open up potential career opportunities for the graduates within international organisations and broaden their horizons.

Our programs are designed to strengthen the skills of the participants and their organizations to effectively engage in monitoring activities, advocacy and education of Human Rights. These training sessions and workshops will provide the opportunity to think about their own attitudes and experiences, increase their knowledge, develop their skills and establish or strengthen their networks. Monitoring and evaluation of our programs are key elements of the learning process.

Strengthening the protection women migrant workers in the context of globalization.

The aim of this project is to strengthen the ability of relevant governmental departments and NGOs to understand the problematic related to the situation of women migrant workers, to document and denounce the violation of their rights and engage in advocacies to defend their cause, to develop effective strategies that can be used by NGOs working to promote and protect the rights of migrants workers in general and more particularly women migrant workers.

The synthesis of this work identifies practical approaches that can be engaged within and outside the formal mechanisms of the United Nations and the International Labor Organization. We also look forward that the synthesis of the work will be used as an educational tool to raise awareness of the problems that are faced by migrants workers.

The dialogue of civilizations and religions

Contribute and promote the dialogue of civilizations and religions and call for the establishment of a new world in which there would be no hate or rancor and where the dialogue and tolerance prevail.

The values of dialogue, tolerance and solidarity are a constant of the Modern World in words and in practice. These are values that draw their essence from the roots of the Muslim civilization. The latter is a civilization of morality and ijtihâd that also rejects the obscurantism, fanaticism, extremism and violence.

Reaffirmation of the civilisational dimension of its assiduous work and that is conducted since several years to diffuse the values of dialogue and understanding between peoples and civilizations.

The institute will also carry out consultancy work.

A unit for surveys and statistics whenever it’s needed

Organization and Management of festal, cultural, artistic, social and sports events in order to contribute to leadership and to promote the socio-cultural exchanges and put in at the service of the reconciliation and solidarity between peoples.