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.
Side event at the UN Human Rights Council
09/09/2014 - A public side event will be held in Geneva on 10 September 2014, 13:00 to 15:00, in parallel with the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, to launch the web resource "The Right to Human Rights Education". This resource is a compilation of full texts and provisions of international and regional instruments which highlight commitments made by States with regard to human rights education and training. (more...)