On 24th September, the NGO WG on HREL delivered an oral statement titled: ‘Implementation of the Plan of Action and COVID-19’ during the 45th session of the HRC, co-signed by 21 organizations. The statement demands States to submit their report on the review of the implementation of the third phase of the World Programme and emphasized that despite COVID-19’s challenges to the implementation of the Plan, there cannot be a “break” for human rights education which is a key condition for human rights to be a reality.

In addition, it emphasizes concrete steps to take to ensure an effective and inclusive implementation of the Plan of Action.

Full statement is available here