SGI participated in the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council from 9 to 27 September.
On 13 September, Elisa Gazzotti of SGI, on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning (NGO WG on HREL), delivered an oral statement co-signed by 17 organizations. The statement welcomed the Plan of Action for the fourth phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education, focusing on youth. The Plan of Action has been prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in close consultation with several stakeholders including civil society and particularly youth representatives. The statement emphasized that a significant gap still exists between formal international support for human rights education (HRE) and national implementation. It called on States to support the adoption of the Plan of Action for the fourth phase of the World Programme and to ensure significant commitments to implement it, including submitting follow-up reports requested by OHCHR.
On 26 September, the Human Rights Council through Resolution A/HRC/42/L.5 adopted the Plan of Action for the fourth phase of the World Programme for HRE without vote. Also on this day, Gazzotti on behalf of the NGO WG on HREL supported a Training Session on United Human Rights Mechanisms organized by the International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG) and UNESCO Etxea- UNESCO Basque Country Centre.