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Background information about the e-Learning tool on the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms


Interactive, accessible and gender-aware, the e-Learning tool is designed for government officials from LDCs and SIDS as per the mandate of the Trust Fund. However, any government official in charge of human rights issues can use it.

The e-Learning Tool can also be useful for UN staff members who are based in the field and headquarters, staff members of regional and international organizations/groups, representatives of NGOs and civil society organizations, members of national human rights institutions and interns who would like to familiarize themselves with the work of the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms.

Cover of E-Learning Tool in English

The e-Learning Tool is available in English and French and “offline”. Its overall content provides an introduction to the HRC and its work. It includes information on the international human rights system and law. It focuses on the familiarization with the entry points, rules and modalities for State participation in the regular sessions of the Council.

To have a look at the E-Learning watch the teaser (video)

Structure of E-Learning Tool The e-learning tool has four modules. Each module ends with a short self-assessment. A final assessment covering the four modules leads to a certificate that is issued by the OHCHR.  

It takes an average of 3 hours to complete the four modules. This can be undertaken in a series of sessions at the convenience of the participant but will have to be completed within one month from the date of the initial inscription.

Get started: click, learn and enjoy! in English and French