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 view to mainstreaming human rights education into the work of UN mechanisms. HRE 2020 delivered a presentation focused on accountability, monitoring, and review, and called on States to ensure the implementation of the right to human rights education as enshrined in international and regional standards. HRE 2020 also used this opportunity to launch its first publication entitled Human Rights Education Indicator Framework: Key indicators to monitor and assess the implementation of human rights education and training. Response to the presentation was very positive, and there was also a huge demand for the HRE 2020 Indicator Framework. 
You can find the HRE Indicator Framework here and the presentation delivered at the side event in Geneva here.