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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Open-ended Working Group on the Draft United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training (10-14 January 2011)

The Open-ended Working Group session took place from 10 to 14 January 2011 in room XVIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, with daily meetings from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00.

Mandate

At its 13th session, on 25 March 2010, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 13/15 [A | C | E | F | R | S] by which it decided to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group to meet for a maximum of five working days prior to the 16th session of the Council (in March 2011) to negotiate, finalise and submit to the Council the draft declaration on the basis of the draft submitted by the Advisory Committee.

Background

In September 2007, the Human Rights Council requested the Advisory Committee to prepare a draft declaration on human rights education and training (para. 1 of resolution 6/10 [A | C | E | F | R | S]. A drafting group of the Advisory Committee worked on the development of a draft between August 2008 and January 2010. During its fourth session, the Advisory Committee transmitted the draft declaration, annexed to its recommendation 4/2, to the Council for its consideration at its 13th session, as requested by Council resolutions 6/10 and 10/28. At its 13th session, the Council held a high-level discussion on the Advisory Committee’s draft and decided to establish the open-ended working group. Click here for more information on the related work of the Advisory Committee.

This initiative is sponsored by the Platform for Human Rights Education and Training, an informal cross-regional governmental grouping including Costa Rica, Italy, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Slovenia and Switzerland. Prior to convening the working group in January 2011, the Platform held three open-ended informal consultations (24 June, 3 September and 14 December 2010) on the text submitted by the Advisory Committee and subsequently revised by the Platform.

Documentation

Post-session documents

Note by the Secretariat – A/HRC/16/41
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Draft United Nations declaration on human rights education and training as adopted by the Open-ended Working Group on the draft United Nations declaration on human rights education and training – A/HRC/WG.9/1/2
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Report of the Open-ended Working Group on the draft United Nations declaration on human rights education and training – A/HRC/WG.9/1/3
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In-session documents

Proposed draft declaration on human rights education and training as prepared by the Platform for Human Rights Education and Training (13 January 2011) – A/HRC/WG.9/1/CRP.1/REV.2
English

Proposed draft declaration on human rights education and training as prepared by the Platform for Human Rights Education and Training (11 January 2011) – A/HRC/WG.9/1/CRP.1/REV.1
English

Pre-session documents

Proposed draft declaration on human rights education and training as prepared by the Platform for Human Rights Education and Training (17 December 2010) – A/HRC/WG.9/1/CRP.1
English

Provisional agenda and draft programme of work
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Statements

Opening statement by the Deputy High Commissioner (10 January 2011)

Statement by Ambassador Jürg Lauber, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Open-ended Working Group on the draft United Nations declaration on human rights education and training (10 January 2011)

Background documents

Human Rights Council resolution 13/15
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Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council
Recommendation 4/2: Draft United Nations declaration on human rights education and training (29 January 2010)
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The Right to Human Rights Education (OHCHR, 1999)
English and Corrigendum

Plan of Action for the second phase (2010-2014) of the World Programme for Human Rights Education (A/HRC/15/28), as adopted by HRC resolution 15/11
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Plan of Action for the first phase (2005-2009) of the World Programme for Human Rights Education (booklet format)
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Final evaluation of the implementation of the first phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education - Report of the United Nations Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Human Rights Education in the School System
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Human Rights Training: A Manual on Human Rights Training Methodology (OHCHR Professional Training Series No. 6, 2000)
Arabic | Chinese | English

The Right to Human Rights Education (Gudmundur Alfredsson in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, A. Eide et al. eds., 2nd ed., 2001)
English 

Participants

The working group is open-ended. This means that all United Nations Member and Observer States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations with ECOSOC consultative status may attend public meetings of the working group.