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.

For the full joint written statement click here.

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.

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.

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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.