An International Contact Group on citizenship and human rights education was set up in 2011 with a view to ensure close co-operation among regional and international initiatives in this field.

It brings together the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR), the European Commission, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), Organization of American States (OAS) and the Council of Europe.

Letter of cooperation  Web resource "The right to Human Rights Education"

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