OHCHR Toolkit for UNCTs and Human Rights Education in Schools

Request for Input: UNCTs and Human Rights Education in Schools

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From: Nav Purewall
Date: 17/04/2009

Dear Colleagues, OHCHR is part of the UN Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Human Rights Education in the School System (UNIACC). The UNIACC, created in 2006, facilitates coordinated UN support to the national implementation of the Plan of Action for the first phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education. The UNIACC highlighted the important role of the UN Country Teams (UNCTs) in assisting the development of national implementation strategies for human rights education in the school system, and recommended the development of a tool to enhance UNCTs’ capacities to support the integration of human rights education into primary and secondary school systems.

Accordingly, OHCHR is currently developing a methodological tool that will assist UNCTs to better contribute to the development of national capacities on human rights education in primary and secondary schools. This project is carried out in the framework of the first phase (2005-2009) of the World Programme for Human Rights Education and as a follow-up to the United Nations Action 2 global programme. We would like to establish contact with UN staff/UNCTs working on human rights education in the school system, at the country level, and invite them to share their experiences with interagency cooperation or other UN support to national implementation of human rights education in schools and in particular:

  • 1. Information on previous or current experiences/initiatives on UN inter-agency collaboration on Human Rights Education in the School System at the country level (including main obtained results, applied frameworks, partnerships and obstacles faced).
  • 2. Information on UNCTs experiences in using the UN Human Rights
    Machinery to promote Human Rights Education in the School System at the national level.

Please contact Ms. Citlalin Castaneda and Caroline Harvey for additional information or with questions you might have on this initiative. Thank you in advance for your help and best regards.

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