A joint written statement titled “World Programme for Human Rights Education and Target 4.7 of the SDGs Implementation and follow-up in the next Plan of Action?” was submitted during the 40th session of the HRC.

In its resolution A/HRC/RES/39/3 adopted on 27 September 2018, the Human Rights Council decided to make youth the focus group of the fourth phase of the World Programme and to align the fourth phase with the 2030 Agenda and specifically with target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, as reflected in the OHCHR report (A/HRC/39/35). In the same resolution, the HRC also requests the OHCHR to prepare a Plan of Action for the fourth phase, in consultation with all stakeholders, and to submit it for its consideration during forty-second session of the Human Rights Council in September 2019. In this statement the NGO WG on HREL emphasized key points for the Plan of Action of the fourth phase of the World Programme on Human Rights Education.

The statement was co-signed by 14 organizations.