Key documents on issues related to human rights education.

Stopping violence in schools: a guide for teachers 
2010 - This Guide examines various forms of violence in schools and their consequences for education. It offers ten actions to prevent and stop violence in schools with practical examples that teachers can adapt in the classroom. 

A Human Rights-Based Approach to Education for All: a framework for the realization of children's right to education and rights within education 
2007 - This joint UNESCO and UNICEF framework for the realization of children’s right to education and rights within education brings together the current thinking and practice on human rights-based approaches in the education sector. It presents key issues and challenges in rights-based approaches and provides a framework for policy and programme development from school level up to the national and international levels.  

Plan of Action World Programme for Human Rights Education – first phase 
2006 - The Plan of Action for the first phase (2005-2009) of the World Programme for Human Rights Education was adopted by all United Nations Member States in July 2005. Developed by a broad group of education and human rights practitioners from all continents, the Plan of Action for the first phase proposes a concrete strategy and practical ideas for implementing human rights education nationally in primary and secondary school systems.

Report on the Expert Meeting: Stopping Violence in Schools: What Works?      

2007 - As part of UNESCO’s follow-up to the UN Secretary-General’s World Report on Violence against Children, this current report focuses on violence in schools and aims to increase visibility on the issue.    

UNESCO Guidelines on Intercultural Education 
2006 - These Guidelines have been prepared as a contribution to the understanding of the issues around intercultural education. They draw together the key standard-setting instruments and are the results of numerous conferences, in particular, the Expert Meeting held at UNESCO Headquarters in March 2006, and present concepts and issues which may be used to guide future activities and policy-making in this area.    

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