On 6 March 2020, a Joint Oral Statement on behalf of 12 organizations of the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning was delivered at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council at the UN Office, Geneva, Switzerland.

The statement emphasizes that  human rights education with youth is not a tick box exercise, but rather a necessary condition to prevent human rights violations and abuses, achieve peaceful, inclusive, and just societies. Recognizing that “the promotion and protection of human rights and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda are interrelated and mutually reinforcing,” effective coordination among all actors involved is crucial.

Full statement is available HERE