Knowmad Short Film Festival

The Knowmad Short Film Festival is a creative endeavor of the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies of Human Rights & Science – Knowmad Institut aligned to share and apply the experiences of communities and individuals, solve problems and generate opportunities in a resilient and contextual way.

The goal is to transform information into knowledge. The festival seeks to promote SDGs 10, 16, and 17.

We are Knowmads (Knowledge-Nomads): creative, imaginative, innovative and collaborative people who use technology to build bridges and work with anyone who promotes human dignity, anywhere and anytime to make this world a better place.

At the Knowmad Institut we strive to give voice and actions to Human Dignity and Human Rights in public and private policies.

Education Under Occupation: Obligations of the Occupying Power

This article is part of the series Education under Occupation, which explores the legal responsibilities of Israel with respect to the Palestinian population living under the military occupation. In the first part, we considered the framework of International Humanitarian Law, including a short tour through its history and applicable normative bodies. In the present article we will explore the obligations of the occupying power with specific attention to children’s access to education, and we will present data and statistics reflecting daily restrictions to the realization of the right to education. This study pertains to the situation in Israel and Palestine, specifically to the military occupation of Palestine by Israeli forces.

Education Under Occupation: Legal Framework – International Humanitarian Law

This article is part of the series Education under Occupation, which explores the legal responsibilities of Israel with respect to the Palestinian population living under the military occupation. This article describes the framework of International Humanitarian Law, including a short tour through its history and applicable normative bodies. This study pertains to the situation in Israel and Palestine, specifically to the military occupation of Palestine by Israeli forces.

Launch of the #RethinkProcess

The largest International Process of Reflection and Action for Knowledge Nomads was launched in Vienna. On December 15, 2019, with an exclusive presentation in Vienna, the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Sciences – Knowmad Institut, started the international process, #RethinkProcess, which has in its first stage 10 institutions from 8 countries…

The Knowmad Institut is part of the UN Global Compact

Our vision is to contribute “to the promotion and fulfillment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), and thus to contribute to the construction of a sustainable, fair and multipolar world”. That is why the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Sciences – Knowmad Institut gemeinnützige UG (haftungsbeschränkt) officially participates since…

WIPO accredits Knowmad Institut with Observer Status

We are delighted to inform you that last October the Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decided to accredit the Knowmad Institut with observer status as an international non-governmental organization. WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information, and cooperation. It is a self-financing agency of the United Nations…

Report: Cannabis & Sustainable Development

« …The tragedies caused by the lack of adequate and effective control of drug markets have increased social suffering, especially in relatively less developed countries and regions.

That is the reason why sustainable development opportunities must be taken as a guidance to improve the performance of drug policies. But this will not be possible without a strong public administration and efficient evidence-based public policies that, without repeating schemes worn out by the absence of results, take on the challenge of incorporating a new focus.

For all these reasons, we commend the efforts that Civil Society is undertaking to achieve an effective political incidence of this agenda, and we gladly join in an open dialogue where diverse voices and visions can fit. »

Diego Martín Olivera Couto,
Secretary-General, National Drug Council,
Office of the Presidency of the Republic, Oriental Republic of Uruguay.