During the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning organized a side-event entitled “World Programme for Human Rights Education – What focus for the fourth phase?”. The event took place at the UN, Geneva and was co-sponsored by the UN Member States Platform on Human Rights Education and Training and the UNESCO Liaison Office in Geneva.

The objectives of the panel discussion were:
1. To bring and share the views of the different stakeholders, including Member States, relevant intergovernmental organizations, and civil society, regarding the focus of the fourth phase of the World Programme.
2. Take this opportunity to address progress and challenges regarding the on-going third phase of the World Programme which aims to strengthen the implementation of the first two phases and to promote human rights training for media professionals and journalists.

Speakers included representatives from UNESCO, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Permanent Mission of Italy, National Human Rights Institutions, and civil society.

Read the report of the side event here