The OHCHR’s Database

Welcome to OHCHR’s Database on Human Rights Education and Training.

(See also the HREA Library).

Received by mail from hr-education (HREA, edited in all UN languages)

This database (write to), which constitutes a contribution to the World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-ongoing), aims to facilitate information-sharing on the many resources available worldwide for human rights education and training. Information is accessible in three United Nations languages: English, French and Spanish.

The database provides information on:

  • institutions which offer regular human rights training programmes and/or produce training materials, including human rights institutes and university centers, non-governmental organizations as well as intergovernmental organizations working at the international, regional and national level;
  • programmes which foster human rights learning, including training courses, university programmes, conferences and seminars, as well as summer courses;
  • human rights education and training materials including manuals, trainers’ guides, textbooks, curricula and other pedagogical tools, reports of conferences and seminars as well as reference materials (bibliographies and directories) and audiovisuals.

The database has two inter-linked sections: institutions (type, name, contact details, geographical focus, working languages, and areas of expertise) and programmes (type, name, duration, target group, language, deadline, geographical focus, substantive focus, admission requirements, tuition, methodology, and scholarship).

Concerning materials, including on-line resources, the database is linked to the OHCHR Library catalogue, which can be searched by various fields such as title, author and subject. For instance, to search education and training materials for a specific audience, you may type in the “ Search for” line the words “teachers” or “secondary school students” or “police/security forces” – and then select «subject» in the “ Search by” box .

The database is constantly updated and we welcome contributions on relevant items for inclusion. New information on institutions, programmes and materials in the area of human rights education and training can be forwarded to OHCHR using the attached information sheets at the address below.

For submissions, queries or comments, please contact: World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-ongoing), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), 8-14 Avenue de la Paix, CH – 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland, Fax: +41 22 917 90 10, write to.

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