A/HRC/RES/54/7 Believing that human rights education and training are essential to the effective realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including in the context of advances in digital technologies, climate change and other environmental crises, and gender equality, and contribute significantly to the promotion of equality, the prevention of conflict and human rights violations and abuses, and the enhancement of participation and democratic processes with a view to developing societies in which all human beings are valued and respected, without discrimination or distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion or belief, disability, age, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, Recognizing the links between the right to education and the struggle against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, and the essential role of education, including human rights education, that is sensitive to and respects cultural diversity, especially among youth and children, in the prevention and eradication of all forms of intolerance and discrimination, 1. Takes note of the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the consultation on the target sectors, focus areas or thematic human rights issues for the fifth phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education; 1 2. Encourages States and relevant stakeholders to, during the fifth phase of the World Programme, strengthen efforts to advance the implementation of the four previous phases, especially by: (a) Advancing implementation by focusing in particular on women, girls and children, and engaging with groups and individuals in vulnerable situations, in accordance with the objective of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development of “leaving no one behind”, and consolidating the work done; (b) Providing human rights education and training for educators in formal and nonformal education and training, in particular those working with children and youth; (c) Undertaking related research and mapping, sharing good practices and lessons learned, and sharing information among all actors; (d) Applying and strengthening sound educational methodologies based on good practices and assessed through continued evaluation; (e) Fostering dialogue, cooperation, networking and information-sharing among relevant stakeholders; (f) Furthering the integration of human rights education and training into school and training curricula; (g) Strengthening follow-up to the implementation of all previous phases of the World Programme; (h) Harnessing information and communications technology to ensure inclusive human rights education and training; 3. Decides that the fifth phase of the World Programme will continue to focus on youth, while expanding to include children as priority sectors, with special emphasis on human rights and digital technologies, the environment and climate change, and gender equality, and to align the fifth phase with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and specifically with target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, taking into account the synergies between the different concepts and educational methods mentioned therein; 4. Calls upon States and, where applicable, relevant governmental authorities and other stakeholders to increase their efforts to implement, disseminate and promote universal respect for and understanding of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training; 1 2 A/HRC/54/37.

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