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United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

FINAL ADOPTION BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (19 DECEMBER 2011)

On 19 December, the General Assembly adopted, without a vote, the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training by resolution 66/137. This step marks the final adoption of this new instrument by the United Nations.

General Assembly resolution 66/137
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Click here for meeting records and resolutions adopted in the 66th session of the General Assembly.

Adoption by the Human Rights Council (23 March 2011)

On 23 March 2011, the Human Rights Council adopted the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training, which is contained in the annex of resolution 16/1. The Council recommended that the General Assembly adopt the United Nations Declaration. Click here for more information about the 16th session of the Human Rights Council.

Human Rights Council resolution 16/1
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Open-ended Working Group on the draft United Nations declaration on human rights education and training (10-14 January 2011)

During its meeting in Geneva from 10 to 14 January 2011, the Working Group finalized, adopted and submitted to the Council a draft United Nations declaration on human rights education and training (document A/HRC/WG.9/1/2). Click here for more information about the Open-ended Working Group.

Human Rights Council Advisory Committee work on a draft declaration on human rights education and training (August 2008 – January 2010)

Pursuant to the Council resolution 6/10, the Advisory Committee elaborated (August 2008 – January 2010) and adopted (29 January 2010) a draft United Nations declaration on human rights education and training, as contained in Recommendation 4/2 (document A/HRC/AC/4/4). Click here for more information about the Advisory Committee’s work.