Friday, 12 September 2014

Plan of Action for the third phase of the WPHRE now available / Troisième phase (2015-2019) du Programme mondial en faveur de l'éducation aux droits de l'homme

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a décidé dans sa résolution 24/15 (8 octobre 2013), d’axer la troisième phase du Programme mondial en faveur de l’éducation aux droits de l’homme (2015-2019) sur le renforcement de la mise en œuvre des deux premières phases, ainsi que sur la promotion de la formation aux droits de l'homme pour les professionnels des médias et les journalistes. Cette résolution a été adoptée suite à la consultation du HCHD concernant ​​l’axe de la troisième phase (rapport A/HRC/24/24 de la Haut-Commissaire). Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme a élaboré un plan d'action pour la troisième phase (A/HRC/27/28), en collaboration avec les États, les organisations intergouvernementales, les institutions nationales des droits de l'homme et la société civile.

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The Plan of Action for the Third Phase of the World Programme on Human Rights Education is now available
The Human Rights Council, in its resolution 24/15 (8 October 2013), decided to focus the World Programme’s third phase (2015-2019) on strengthening the implementation of the first two phases and promoting human rights training for media professionals and journalists. This resolution was adopted following the OHCHR consultation on the focus of the third phase, as presented in the High Commissioner’s report A/HRC/24/24. OHCHR, in consultation with States, intergovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions and civil society, elaborated a plan of action for the third phase (2015-2019) of the World Programme (document A/HRC/27/28).

The text of the Plan of Action (currently only available in English), along with resources on human rights education and training of media professionals and journalists, can be found at the OHCHR website:

New teaching material on CRC for primary schools

The Danish Institute for Human Rights is pleased to share with you a manual on teaching children’s rights: "Sæt børns rettigheder på skoleskemaet" (2014)– (Put children’s rights on the school agenda). The manual targets teachers in the younger primary classes. It focuses specifically on Greenland’s schools, but can easily be adapted to other contexts. Our aim was to make a material which relates itself very close to the CRC and which is easy for teachers to get started at, especially in a context where there is no special subject for HRE. The material includes preparation and planning lists, fact sheets, easy version of CRC and exercises structured in themes around the CRC principles.

The manual is only in Danish and Greenlandic but we hope you will still find it interesting. Here is the link to the manual: 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Report from International Conference on Human Rights Education and Training for the Civil and Public Sector

This report is a summary of the proceedings and outcomes of an International Conference on Human Rights Education and Training for the Civil and Public Service held in Dublin Castle on
3-5 December 2013. The conference was jointly organized by the Irish Human Rights Commission
(IHRC) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Content of the report:

Chapter 1 – Conference Background, Objectives and Methodology
Chapter 2 – Training Policies and Other Related Policies
Chapter 3 – Training Processes and Tools
Chapter 4 – The Learning and Working Environment
Chapter 5 – Evaluation Processes and Tools
Chapter 6 – Resources and Side Events

European Wergeland Centre Statement Series

The fourth annual EWC Statement Series publication is now available, with recent research on human rights and education for democratic citizenship. The collection of statements highlights recent and ongoing research activities by scholars and other education professionals within a booklet available in printed and online.
The EWC Statement Series Fourth Issue is available for download here. Articles include:
If you would like more information or to write a statement, please contact Claudia Lenz.

Charm yourself online! – Online training course for youth workers on inclusive youth organizations and culture of human rights (September 2014, November 2014)

CHARM yourself online! – online training for youth workers |

Charm yourself online! – Online training course for youth workers on inclusive youth organizations and culture of human rightsThe CHARM yourself online training course is set to engage youth workers, managers, members and volunteers of various youth organizations into a journey to explore the topics of human rights, anti-racism and inclusion and how they are related to the way the youth organizations function. The course will take the participants through the basic concepts around human rights and will facilitate a critical review of how they are connected to the work that is done in different youth organizations, regardless of their spheres of work. The course is built on the methodological bases of non-formal education adapted for online environment.

The training course is a part of the CHARM project ( and is built on the materials and learning generated by the project so far, as well as existing materials on Human Rights Education. The CHARM project is supported by the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme of the European Union.

Who is it for?

The training course is meant for:
  • Youth workers, managers, members, associates and volunteers of youth organizations working in various spheres
  • Participants coming from member states of the European Union and other European countries and
  • People interested to learn how to make their organization more compatible with the principles of anti-racism and human rights.
The training course is not meant for youth workers who are already working on the issues of human rights or who are coming from human rights organizations.
For more information: