This website promotes human rights education at the local, national and international levels. Set up in 2018, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to contribute to the goals of the World Programme for Human Rights Education , the website was developed by the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), HRE 2020, the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning, and the Platform for Human Rights Education and Training with thanks to Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
“Education is the most powerful weapon
which you can use to change the world”
SGI is a community-based Buddhist organization that promotes peace, culture and education centered on respect for the dignity of life. SGI members uphold the humanistic philosophy of Mahayana Buddhism in 192 countries and territories. SGI collaborates with other civil society organizations and intergovernmental agencies in the fields of human rights education, nuclear disarmament, gender equality, sustainable development and humanitarian relief.
HRE 2020 is a global civil society coalition aiming to support and strengthen the monitoring and implementation of international human rights education commitments, as enshrined in the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training and the World Programme for Human Rights Education. Working with civil society, governments and international organizations, HRE 2020 promotes human rights education through advocacy, capacity building and resource development.
A working group of the NGO Committee on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. It aims to ensure NGO participation in the processes of global policy making on human rights education in relation to UN institutions, principally the UN Human Rights Council.
The Platform for Human Rights Education and Training is an informal cross-regional governmental grouping in support of human rights education and training. It is comprised of the following UN Member States: Brazil, Costa Rica, Italy, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Slovenia, and Thailand.
Human rights education is central to the mandate of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to promote and protect the effective enjoyment by all of all human rights. Through its headquarters and field presences, the high commissioner implements related programs and provides assistance to governments, institutions and civil society.
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