New exhibition on the power of human rights education opens in Geneva

8 March 2017
A new exhibition “Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights Education,” was launched on March 6th at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights EducationOn display until March 17, the exhibition raises awareness of the role of human rights education in promoting dignity, equality and peace, and preventing human rights violations and abuses. It marks the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training in December 2011.
The exhibition is co-organized by HRE 2020, Soka Gakkai International (SGI), the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning, and the states comprising the Platform for Human Rights and Training (Brazil, Costa Rica, Italy, Morocco, the Philippines, Senegal, Slovenia, Switzerland and Thailand), with thanks to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
At the opening, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Office at Geneva Ambassador Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo commented, “Human rights education and training are critical to achieving a society of peace, tolerance and...

HRE 2020 presents at Human Rights Council

15 September 2016

The Human Rights Council organised a "High Level Panel Discussion on the Implementation of the UN Declaration Human Rights Education and Training" in Geneva on 14 September 2016. On behalf of HRE 2020, Sneh Aurora delivered a statement.
The statement highlighted the need to focus on national implementation and follow-up of human rights education and training initiatives, and the role of states, UN mechanisms and civil society. HRE 2020 continues to stress that implementation and follow-up can be effectively achieved through partnership and cooperation. States should engage with civil society organisations (including NGOs, national human rights institutions, trade unions, educational institutions, and media) in the planning, implementation and monitoring of national strategies and programmes on human rights education and training.

HRE 2020 members meet during International Human Rights Education Conference

27 December 2015

HRE 2020 coalition members met on 17 December 2015 during the Sixth International Human Rights Education Conference in Middelburg, the Netherlands. The meeting was the first opportunity for many members to meet in person. The coalition began its work planning for 2016-2017, which it will continue in its next meeting.

French and Spanish translations of Indicator Framework now available

1 December 2015

Indicator Framework IconThe HRE 2020 resource Human Rights Education Indicator Framework is now available in Spanish and French. The translations, along with the English version, are available for download here. Hard copies are also available upon request. Please email for more information.

HRE 2020 calls on states’ accountability for human rights education at the 30th session of the Human Rights Council

1 October 2015

Sneh Aurora at side event

On 25 September 2015, Sneh Aurora from Amnesty International represented HRE 2020 in the side event entitled “Human Rights Education and Training: Achievements and Perspectives”, organised in parallel with the Human Rights Council 30th Session. This panel discussion sponsored by Morocco, Costa Rica, Italy, Philippines, Senegal, Slovenia, Switzerland and Thailand (as members of the Platform for Human Rights Education and Training) brought together diplomats, as well as non-governmental and intergovernmental organisation representatives, to discuss the importance of human rights education particularly in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.

The overall purpose of the side event was to reiterate the importance of human rights education and to explore the synergies that can be developed among various actors in this field including with a...