[***Moderator's note: The reports of national initiatives in the five regions will be posted as separate messages to the list. Today we will post the summaries for Africa and Arab countries. The reports for Asia/Pacific, Europe and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean will be distributed tomorrow.***] Dear listserv members, You will find below a summary of information received by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) from Governments, concerning their activities in the framework of the Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004). The information is updated as of December 2001, and is already included in related reports submitted by OHCHR to United Nations bodies (in particular, General Assembly and Commission on Human Rights). National initiatives are presented by country, under five regions (Africa; Arab countries; Asia/Pacific; Europe and North America; Latin America and the Caribbean); this information will be posted soon on OHCHR's website (http://www.unhchr.ch). You may recall that, at the national level, the Decade's Plan of Action provides for the establishment, upon the initiative of Governments or other relevant institutions, of a national committee for human rights education. This committee should consist of a broad coalition of governmental and non-governmental actors and should be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive (in terms of outreach), effective (in terms of educational strategies) and sustainable (over the long term) national plan of action for human rights education, in consultation with regional and international organizations. Such a plan should constitute an integral part of the overall national plan of action for human rights, when applicable, or should be complementary to it. The call for the establishment of such plans has been reiterated both by the General Assembly and the Commission on Human Rights. For more information and comments, you are welcome to contact us at: <email@example.com> Best regards. Elena Ippoliti OHCHR Geneva ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <email@example.com>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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