27 February 2009: Joint Written Submission by 365 co-signatories on the UN Framework for Human Rights Education and Civil Society Participation – Draft UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training, the World Programme for Human Rights Education, and Special Procedures

A joint written statement of 365 co-signatories on the UN Framework for Human Rights Education and Civil Society Participation – Draft UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training, the World Programme for Human Rights Education, and Special Procedures, was submitted to the 10th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).

This statement reflects discussions among NGOs facilitated by the NGO WG on HREL and Human Rights Education Associates (HREA). The 365 signatories comprised 56 organisations in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council and 309 organisations without consultative status including 5 national human rights institutions. They were from 88 countries representing every continent sharing the views expressed in this joint statement.

In parallel with this session of the HRC, the NGO WG on HREL facilitated a series of five NGO panel discussion meetings on human rights education as part of the combined NGO initiative with this global joint written submission of statement by NGOs.

For the full joint written statement click here.

8 March 2007: Joint Written Submission on Human Rights Education in the Institution-Building of the Human Rights Council

A joint NGO written statement of 23 co-signatory organisations on Human Rights Education and Learning in the Institution-Building of the Human Rights Council was submitted to the 4th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).

The institution-building process of the HRC was an opportunity to bring human rights education to the pre-eminent position it deserved. Following up to the joint written submission to the 1st session of the HRC (A/HRC/1/NGO/29), the NGOs in the statement called on Member States to mainstream human rights education in the UN human rights mechanisms.

For the full joint written statement click here.

28 June 2006: Joint Written Submission on Human Rights Education in the Institution-Building of the Human Rights Council

A joint NGO written statement of 26 co-signatory organisations was submitted to the 1st session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Referring to operative paragraph 5 of General Assembly resolution 60/251 on the establishment of the Human Rights Council, the NGOs in the statement stressed the importance of placing human rights education and learning as part of the fundamental basis of the work of the HRC.

For the full joint written statement click here.