15 February 2019: Joint written statement to the 40th session of the HRC

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.

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6 February 2018: Joint written statement to the 37th session of the HRC

A Joint written statement ‘Proposals for the focus of the 4th Phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education‘, of 18 co-signatories organizations was submitted during the 37th session of the HRC.

The statement reflects views expressed in discussions of the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning of the NGO Commitee of Human Rights of CoNGO.

Two suggestions were made as possible focus: 1. the adoption of a cultural approach 2. youth as target sector.

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13 September 2016: Joint written statement of the 5th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

A joint written statement of the 5th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights and Training, of 23 co-signatory organisations, was submitted to the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).

The NGOs stated that NGOs, in close collaboration with other actors, can support governments in promoting and providing human rights education as affirmed in resolution HRC/31/l.12 and also in the elaboration and monitoring of the national strategy. The NGO Working Group remains committed to to facilitate information sharing at all levels by identifying, collecting and disseminating information on good practices.

For the full statement please click here.

18 February 2016: Joint written statement on Human Rights Education in the context of the 2030 Agenda: A new opportunity

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.

28 February 2011: Joint Written Submission of NGO assessment of the Draft UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

A joint written statement of NGO assessment of the Draft UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training, of 39 co-signatory organisations, was submitted to the 16th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).

Being mindful of the intensive process of finalising the draft text of the Declaration and the outcome of the Human Rights Council Working Group on the draft Declaration met from 10-14 January 2011, the NGOs assessed the draft UN Declaration in terms of: the principles of human rights education and training; the rights-based approach to human rights education and training and State responsibilities; access to human rights education and training; international and regional human rights mechanisms; and toward adoption and proclamation of the declaration.

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26 February 2010: Joint Written Submission on the First Draft of UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

A joint written statement of 37 co-signatory organisations on the First Draft of UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training was submitted to the 13th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).

The NGOs stressed the importance of the drafting process of the UN Declaration on Human  Rights Education and Training. They expressed their views on the latest draft text and clarified their viewpoints on the effective implementation of human rights education and training at the national and international levels.

For the full joint written statement click here.

26 February 2010: Joint Written Submission on the World Programme for Human Rights Education – Transition from the First Phase to the Second Phase

A joint written statement of 36 co-signatory organisations on the World Programme for Human Rights Education – Transition from the First Phase to the Second Phase was submitted to the 13th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).

Tuning around the time of the UN World Programme for Human Rights Education (WPHRE) to shift from its first phase to the second phase, the NGOs expressed their views in the statement on the importance to have the first phase properly evaluated; commented on the second phase to be launched from 2010; and called on Member States to effectively implement the plan of action for the second phase of the WPHRE.

For the full joint written statement click here.