A joint written statement of 33 organizations was submitted at the 31 session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).
The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals1 (SDGs) by the General Assembly and of the Education 2030, Framework for action by UNESCO opens up new opportunities for the implementation of Human Rights Education at all levels.
Goal 4 of the SDGs, dedicated to Education, calls on States to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Its target 7 is particularly relevant to Human Rights Education as it states: “By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development”.
For the full written statement please click here.