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Human rights education plan (UY0119)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: the Presidency of the Republic – Secretariat of Human Rights.

Support Institution(s): ANEP, UdelaR, MEC, UTEC, SDH, SDHPR. List is open as new actors may be added.

Policy Areas

Human Rights, Justice, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Transparency and participation in the National Plan on
Human Rights Education
Commitment start and end date: September 2018 to June 2020.
Institution or actor responsible for the implementation: the Presidency of the Republic –
Secretariat of Human Rights.
New commitment.
Theme: Culture – Education, Human Rights
Commitment description
What is the commitment? To consolidate the institutional framework of the National Plan on
Human Rights Education as a public policy that addresses actions
for the development of a human rights culture, incorporating
mechanisms to monitor and follow up the commitments undertaken
by the participating institutions, along with participation and access
to information.
What is the problem that the
commitment will address?
The culture of commitment to the dignity of all individuals and to
the recognition and respect of human rights is only partially rooted
in societies and institutions. The concept of three estates and of
contempt for certain groups continue to have a strong presence in
cultural traditions. Racism, the stigmatization and exclusion of
people living in poverty, sexism, xenophobia and homophobia are
just some of its manifestations. Moreover, today we are
experiencing backward trends, whilst the efforts made by various
actors to build a culture of human rights are not sufficient to
counteract them and advance in the development of a culture of
human rights. There are disjointed actions that do not interact with
each other and that are not linked to a political debate on the
strategic projection of a public policy in this area. There are few
operational plans in institutions that correlate with the PNEDH.
There are no institutionalized mechanisms for monitoring and
follow-up, nor for access to information, accountability and
participation associated with the PNEDH.
How will the commitment
contribute to solving the problem?
The commitment will contribute to institutionalizing the PNEDH
from a human rights and open government perspective. First, it will
define a set of agency commitments in operational plans with
goals and indicators, which will make it possible to monitor the
implementation of these commitments. The mechanism for
monitoring commitments and goals will be institutionalized and
public access to information will be guaranteed through a web
platform that will present, in a clear and accessible manner,
information on the degree of fulfilment of the commitments. The
formulation, implementation and evaluation process of the PNEDH
will include civic participation through round-table discussions
which will bring together civil society, the academia, international
organizations and other relevant actors.
OGP value to which this The commitment contributes to transparency since it helps to
improve the quality of the information and public access to it. It
commitment will contribute. also contributes to accountability and participation, firstly through
the implementation of mechanisms to hold public institutions
accountable for their actions, favoring citizen control; and secondly
through the creation and improvement of opportunities enabling
individuals and civil society organizations to participate in public
discussions on relevant policy issues. It will also create and
improve opportunities for individuals and civil society organizations
to influence public policy decision-making.
Additional information
The Education Act assigned the National Commission for Human Rights Education (CNEDH)
the task of proposing general lines of action on the subject. The CNEDH's main purpose is to
formulate and develop the National Plan on Human Rights Education (PNEDH). The PNEDH
development process was taken forward through a participatory process during 2013 and
2014. The input obtained served as a basis to draw up the "Foundations for a National Plan
on Human Rights Education" document, approved by the Coordinating Commission of the
National System of Public Education in 2015 (CCSNEP). In December 2016, the PNEDH was
approved by the CCSNEP. The PNEDH outlines a medium and long-term national strategic
vision aimed at guiding public policies on human rights education in Uruguay.
The Secretariat of Human Rights of the Presidency of the Republic was created by Law No.
19 149 in October 2013 to be the guiding authority of the human rights approach in public
policies of the Executive Branch. In this capacity, its general tasks include: promoting,
designing, supervising, coordinating, evaluating, monitoring and disseminating public policies
with a human rights approach and, in particular, coordinating those policies, the
implementation of which will be carried out in accordance with the Law. In this role, it has
been working since its creation in coordination with SNEP for the design and implementation
of the PNEDH.
Objectives and/or milestones
Description of objectives and/or milestones
Start date End date
To hold round-table discussions to identify commitments
regarding human rights education among the various
institutional actors of SNEP and other areas of education, civil
society and the academia.
September 2018 December 2018
To design and implement the platform for monitoring the degree
of fulfilment of the Plan's commitments and goals.
March 2019 April 2019
To present to the public the commitments made in the
operational plans of the PNEDH and the follow-up platform.
May 2019 May 2019
To facilitate social participation in the process of carrying out the
following activities:
- Two round-table discussions to promote participation and
exchange during the follow-up and monitoring of commitments.
- An opportunity to exercise accountability to the public in which
authorities report on their fulfillment of the commitments and
goals of the National Plan on Human Rights Education.
- A round-table discussion upon the completion of the two-year
cycle to evaluate the PNEDH's implementation and outcome and
the continuity of public policy on human rights education.
August 2019 June 2020
Contact information
Name of the responsible person Nelson Villarreal
Title, Department Secretary for Human Rights
Email address and phone number nvillarreal@presidencia.gub.uy
Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Fernando Willat
Title, Department SDH technical team
Email address and phone number fwillat@presidencia.gub.uy
Other actors involved
State actors ANEP, UdelaR, MEC, UTEC, SDH,
SDHPR. List is open as new actors may
be added.
CSOs, private sector, multilateral organizations, working groups

IRM Midterm Status Summary

For commitment details, see the original Year 1 report: https://www.opengovpartnership.org/sites/default/files/Uruguay_Mid-term_...


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