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Human Rights Education Plan (UY0119)



Action Plan: Uruguay Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


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

Dispute Resolution & Legal Assistance, Human Rights, Justice, Open Justice, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Uruguay Design Report 2018-2020

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


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
Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Fernando Willat
Title, Department SDH technical team
Email address and phone number
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

Promoción de sociedades más participativas

21. Trasparencia y participación en el Plan Nacional de Educación en Derechos Humanos

Texto del compromiso como aparece en el plan de acción:

Consolidar la institucionalidad del Plan Nacional de Educación en Derechos Humanos como política pública que aborde acciones para el desarrollo de una cultura en derechos humanos, incorporando mecanismos de seguimiento y monitoreo de los compromisos asumidos por las instituciones participantes, así como de participación y acceso a la información.

Los hitos de este compromiso son:

  • Implementar mesas de diálogo para la identificación de los compromisos de educación en DDHH entre los diversos actores institucionales del SNEP y otros ámbitos educativos, sociedad civil y academia.
  • Diseñar e implementar la plataforma de seguimiento del grado de cumplimiento de los compromisos y las metas del Plan.
  • Presentar públicamente los compromisos asumidos en los planes operativos del PNEDH y la Plataforma de seguimiento.
  • Implementar la participación social en el proceso para la realización de las siguientes actividades:

- 2 mesas de diálogo para la participación e intercambio en el proceso de seguimiento y monitoreo de los compromisos.

- Una Instancia pública de rendición de cuentas en la que las autoridades informan sobre el cumplimiento de los compromisos y metas del Plan Nacional de Educación en Derechos Humanos.

- Una mesa de diálogo de culminación del ciclo bianual, para evaluar la ejecución y los resultados de la implementación del PNEDH y la proyección a futuro de la política pública de educación en derechos humanos

Nota editorial: El texto completo del compromiso se encuentra en el Cuarto Plan de Acción Nacional de Gobierno Abierto de Uruguay 2018-2020, disponible aquí:

Fecha de inicio: Septiembre 2018              Fecha de término: Junio 2020

Contexto y objetivos

La Ley General de Educación (Ley N.º 18.437) [85], aprobada en 2008, estableció la creación de la Comisión Nacional para la Educación en Derechos Humanos (CNEDH) con el cometido de proponer líneas generales en la materia. La CNEDH se conformó en 2009, con el cometido principal de la formulación y desarrollo del Plan Nacional de Educación en Derechos Humanos (PNEDH).

La construcción del PNEDH fue un proceso participativo de debate que se desarrolló durante 2013 y 2014, con instancias virtuales y presenciales en todo el país. A partir de los insumos del debate, se elaboró el documento “Bases hacia un Plan Nacional de Educación en Derechos Humanos” [86] presentado en 2015. Durante 2015 y 2016 la CNEDH se dedicó a la elaboración de un plan operativo anual y al desarrollo de algunas de las acciones que culminaron con la aprobación del PNEDH en 2016.

El PNEDH es, según se establece en el propio documento, un conjunto de “propuestas de políticas públicas de educación en Derechos Humanos desde una mirada estratégica. La educación en Derechos Humanos va más allá de una incorporación de la temática en planes y programas educativos. Se trata de poder construir un espacio educativo donde esos derechos sean respetados, sean protegidos, sean promovidos y garantizados” [87].

De acuerdo a lo planteado en el texto del compromiso y lo manifestado por la persona referente [88] del Gobierno, actualmente en las instituciones existen muy pocos planes operativos que se correlacionen con el PNEDH. Tampoco existen mecanismos institucionalizados de monitoreo y seguimiento, ni de acceso a la información, rendición de cuentas o participación asociados al PNEDH.

Este compromiso, a cargo de la Secretaría de Derechos Humanos de la Presidencia de la República, busca responder a esas carencias. Para cumplir su objetivo, se propone replicar el modelo de desarrollo de los planes de gobierno abierto de Uruguay a través de las siguientes acciones: convocar a las instituciones de educación públicas y privadas y organizaciones de sociedad civil que realicen acciones de educación en derechos humanos a que registren compromisos voluntarios en un plan operativo junio 2019-junio 2020; realizar mesas de diálogo y desarrollar un mirador del plan siguiendo el modelo del Mirador de Gobierno Abierto desarrollado por AGESIC. Las acciones descritas permiten calificar este compromiso como relevante para los valores de acceso a la información y participación ciudadana.

En el marco de la cocreación del plan de acción, la Secretaría de Derechos Humanos presentó el compromiso en la Mesa Diálogo “Derechos Humanos y Políticas Sociales” el 13 de julio de 2018 [89]. La persona referente del Gobierno manifestó que el compromiso no surge como una demanda externa específica, sino que surge como una “oportunidad que encuentra la CNEDH, que la Secretaría de Derechos Humanos también integra como invitada permanente, de encontrar en la modalidad de gobierno abierto una herramienta para comenzar a concretar algo de lo que al PNEDH le estaba faltando”.

Las acciones propuestas en este compromiso son lo suficientemente específicas para que se puedan verificar por medios objetivos. La implementación de las acciones implica un impacto moderado en tanto se propone implementar un mecanismo de cocreación de compromisos en el marco de una política de gobierno, con diversidad de actores estatales y de la sociedad civil así como generar herramientas que podrán facilitar el monitoreo de los mismos, pero no implica necesariamente un cambio en la política.

Siguientes pasos

El compromiso es una buena apuesta para generar procesos de cocreación, participación y monitoreo, a los cuales sería importante darle seguimiento en un próximo plan para continuar aumentando su ambición.

La puesta a disposición de información en un sitio accesible y de simple visualización es un paso adelante, pero la publicación no garantiza que vaya a haber un ejercicio de monitoreo por parte de la sociedad civil organizada o de la ciudadanía. Tomando en cuenta esto, las investigadoras del IRM consideran que el alcance en términos de gobierno abierto se podría acrecentar en un próximo plan sumando algunas acciones que de forma proactiva potencien la participación y el monitoreo ciudadano. Entre las posibles acciones se pueden mencionar:

  • Relevamiento exhaustivo y contacto con las organizaciones de la sociedad que trabajan en las temáticas de derechos humanos en todo el país.
  • Desarrollar acciones que apunten al fortalecimiento de las capacidades de las organizaciones para el desarrollo de monitoreos y su sostenibilidad.
  • Creación de un grupo permanente multiactoral de seguimiento del plan.
  • Difusión del plan y sus compromisos a todos los niveles de la sociedad.
[85] Acceder al texto completo de la ley aquí:
[88] Consulta realizad a Fernando Willat, Secretaría de Derechos Humanos de Presidencia, 15/3/2019


  1. Implementation of the National Water Plan

    UY0099, 2018, Access to Information

  2. Environmental Complaints' Management System

    UY0100, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Monitoring and Reporting on Climate Change

    UY0101, 2018, Access to Information

  4. Observatory on Gender-Based Violence Against Women

    UY0102, 2018, Access to Information

  5. Gender-Based Violence Open Data

    UY0103, 2018, Access to Information

  6. Human Trafficking Prevention

    UY0104, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Complaint Reception and Processing System

    UY0105, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  8. Electoral Process Data

    UY0106, 2018,

  9. National Transparency Index

    UY0107, 2018, E-Government

  10. Access to Information Law

    UY0108, 2018, Access to Information

  11. Gender Perspective to Access to Information

    UY0109, 2018, Access to Information

  12. State Web Portal

    UY0110, 2018, Access to Information

  13. Access to Judicial Processes

    UY0111, 2018, E-Government

  14. Public Hearings on Video

    UY0112, 2018, E-Government

  15. Transparency of Statistical Information of the Judicial Branch

    UY0113, 2018, Access to Information

  16. Open Municipalities

    UY0114, 2018, Access to Information

  17. Canelones' Participation System

    UY0115, 2018, Capacity Building

  18. Student Participation

    UY0116, 2018, Capacity Building

  19. Open Government Culture

    UY0117, 2018, Capacity Building

  20. National Dance Plan

    UY0118, 2018, Gender

  21. Human Rights Education Plan

    UY0119, 2018, Dispute Resolution & Legal Assistance

  22. Human Rights Report

    UY0120, 2018, Civic Space

  23. Sustainable Development Strategy

    UY0121, 2018, Public Participation

  24. Gender and Youth Perspective in Rural Areas

    UY0122, 2018, Gender

  25. Observatory for Equality and Non-Discrimination

    UY0123, 2018, Gender

  26. Improve Diversity in Government

    UY0124, 2018, E-Government

  27. Indicators of Welfare and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    UY0125, 2018, Access to Information

  28. Social Programs

    UY0126, 2018, Access to Information

  29. National Plan for Persons with Disabilities

    UY0127, 2018, Access to Justice

  30. Open Cadastre

    UY0128, 2018, Access to Information

  31. Budget Transparency Portal

    UY0129, 2018, Access to Information

  32. National Energy Efficiency Plan

    UY0130, 2018, Access to Information

  33. Industry, Energy and Mining Data Publication

    UY0131, 2018, Access to Information

  34. Information on Seized Goods and Foreign Trade Operations

    UY0132, 2018, E-Government

  35. Accountability for the Commitments of the Departmental Government of Rivera

    UY0133, 2018, Access to Information

  36. Quality Indicators of the Institutes of Highly Specialized Medicine

    UY0134, 2018, E-Government

  37. Open Hospital Discharge Records

    UY0135, 2018, Access to Information

  38. Open Data from Internet of Things

    UY0136, 2018, Access to Information

  39. Cybersecurity Strategy

    UY0137, 2018, E-Government

  40. Data for Social Development

    UY0088, 2016, Access to Information

  41. Citizen Access Point

    UY0089, 2016, Capacity Building

  42. Publishing Services and Devices in the Area of ​​Domestic Violence

    UY0090, 2016, Access to Information

  43. Adoption of Standard Open Contracting

    UY0091, 2016, Access to Information

  44. Financial Information Accessible and Open

    UY0092, 2016, Access to Information

  45. Budget Transparency Portal

    UY0085, 2016, Capacity Building

  46. Access to Information and Open Data in Rivera

    UY0093, 2016, Access to Information

  47. Starred commitment Citizen Monitoring Air Quality

    UY0097, 2016, Access to Information

  48. Data and Information Montevideo

    UY0098, 2016, Access to Information

  49. Departmental Policy Open Data

    UY0094, 2016, Access to Information

  50. Starred commitment Departmental Policy Open Government

    UY0095, 2016, Access to Information

  51. System Monitoring Utility Citizen

    UY0096, 2016, Capacity Building

  52. Closeness Government: Council of Ministers Open

    UY0059, 2016, E-Government

  53. National Youth Advisory Council

    UY0060, 2016, Capacity Building

  54. Strengthening the Culture of Citizen Participation in Uruguay (Phase2)

    UY0061, 2016, Capacity Building

  55. Promote and Strengthen the Autonomy of the Consultative Council of Civil Society Set up Under Law 19.122

    UY0062, 2016, Capacity Building

  56. Observatory Institutional Information and Statistical Data on Socio-Educational Policy in the Inisa

    UY0063, 2016, Capacity Building

  57. Consultations and Dialogue on International Instruments

    UY0064, 2016, Capacity Building

  58. Follow the Recommendations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

    UY0066, 2016, Capacity Building

  59. Nominations of Experts in the Universal System of Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (UN) and Inter-American System

    UY0067, 2016, Capacity Building

  60. Dialogue for the Analysis of the Impact of Information Society on Human Rights

    UY0065, 2016, Capacity Building

  61. Access to Information in the Judiciary

    UY0068, 2016, Access to Information

  62. Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

    UY0069, 2016, Capacity Building

  63. Environmental Monitoring Points

    UY0070, 2016, Access to Information

  64. Uruguay Species List

    UY0071, 2016, Access to Information

  65. Starred commitment National Water Plan

    UY0072, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  66. Postal Dialogue

    UY0073, 2016, Capacity Building

  67. Opening Data from the National Directorate of Industry

    UY0074, 2016, Access to Information

  68. Publication of Energy Data

    UY0075, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  69. Transparency and Open Data Education

    UY0076, 2016, Access to Information

  70. Formalize Building Maintenance in Schools Full Time: a Participatory Alternative

    UY0077, 2016, Capacity Building

  71. Inclusion and Continuing Education of People with Disabilities

    UY0078, 2016, Capacity Building

  72. Publication of Statistical Information on Socio-Educational Activities for Social Inclusion of Persons Deprived of Liberty

    UY0079, 2016, Access to Information

  73. Art Education: Dissemination of Educational Proposals and Preparation of a Conceptual Framework for Improving Public Policy

    UY0080, 2016, Capacity Building

  74. Dialogue and Information on Care System

    UY0081, 2016, Access to Information

  75. Information System for Monitoring Health Goals

    UY0082, 2016, Access to Information

  76. Starred commitment Right of Access to Public Information

    UY0083, 2016, Access to Information

  77. Open Data and Statistics

    UY0086, 2016, Access to Information

  78. Who Controls What? Online Catalog of the Functions and Powers of Existing Control State Agencies

    UY0087, 2016, Access to Information

  79. Monitoring of Non-Ionizing Radiation and Publication of Information

    UY0084, 2016, Capacity Building

  80. Strengthening the Culture of Citizen Participation in Uruguay

    UY0019, 2014, Capacity Building

  81. Open Government: Everyone's Business and All

    UY0020, 2014, Capacity Building

  82. Open Government Funds

    UY0021, 2014, Public Participation

  83. E-Collaboration Citizen: Tramites.Gub.Uy

    UY0022, 2014, E-Government

  84. Affirmative Action for People of African Descent: Transparency and Accountability

    UY0023, 2014, Capacity Building

  85. Improvement Plan Instances of Citizen Participation and the Link with Citizens Through the Inter Tables Public Social Policies

    UY0024, 2014, Capacity Building

  86. Urban Development Program "Barrio De Las Artes"

    UY0025, 2014, Capacity Building

  87. Dialogue and Consultation System

    UY0026, 2014, Public Participation

  88. Promotion and Dissemination of the Right of Access to Public Information

    UY0027, 2014, Access to Information

  89. E-Access: National System Requirements for Access to Public Information

    UY0028, 2014, Access to Information

  90. Responses to Requests for Access to Public Information

    UY0029, 2014, Access to Information

  91. Accessible Wide Board

    UY0030, 2014, Capacity Building

  92. Single Point of Access to Statistical Information Available in the State

    UY0031, 2014, E-Government

  93. Open Government Data

    UY0032, 2014, Access to Information

  94. Open Data for Policy Analysis

    UY0033, 2014, Access to Information

  95. Starred commitment Cadastre Open

    UY0034, 2014, E-Government

  96. Publication of Microdata Social Programs in Open Format

    UY0035, 2014, Access to Information

  97. Dissemination of Information for the Exercise of the Rights of Users of Health

    UY0036, 2014, Access to Information

  98. Open Data Aeroportuarios

    UY0037, 2014, Infrastructure & Transport

  99. Transparency in the Lifecycle of Projects Uruguayan Law

    UY0038, 2014, Access to Information

  100. Observatory Public Procurement

    UY0039, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  101. Starred commitment Single Sign-State Suppliers

    UY0040, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  102. National Public Software

    UY0041, 2014, Capacity Building

  103. Transparency in the Management of Cultural Projects

    UY0042, 2014, E-Government

  104. Transparency in the State Project Portfolio

    UY0043, 2014, E-Government

  105. Simplification Program and Online Procedures

    UY0044, 2014, E-Government

  106. Processing ID documents (CI) Abroad

    UY0045, 2014, Citizenship & Immigration

  107. Interactive Travel Itineraries

    UY0046, 2014, E-Government

  108. Certificate Issuing Service MiPyme Online

    UY0047, 2014, E-Government

  109. Map of the Education Offered by the National Administration of Public Education

    UY0048, 2014, E-Government

  110. New Web Portal for the Ministry of Economy and Finance

    UY0049, 2014, Access to Information

  111. Spatial Data Infrastructure

    UY0050, 2014, Capacity Building

  112. Starred commitment Citizen Points

    UY0051, 2014, E-Government

  113. Integration of the National Resource Guide with Geographic Information System

    UY0052, 2014, E-Government

  114. Made for Youth

    UY0053, 2014, E-Government

  115. Daily Closing Quotes Central Bank of Uruguay

    UY0054, 2014, E-Government

  116. Mobile Government

    UY0055, 2014, E-Government

  117. Teleimagenología Service - Salud.Uy Program

    UY0056, 2014, E-Government

  118. Quality Virtual Interaction with Citizenship

    UY0057, 2014, E-Government

  119. Starred commitment Integrated Management System Municipal Claims

    UY0058, 2014, E-Government

  120. Access to Public Information

    UY0001, 2012, Capacity Building

  121. Strengthen the Culture of Transparency

    UY0002, 2012, Access to Information

  122. National Transparency Award

    UY0003, 2012, Capacity Building

  123. E-Citizen Participation

    UY0004, 2012, Open Regulations

  124. Starred commitment Open Government Data

    UY0005, 2012, Access to Information

  125. Digital Literacy Plan

    UY0006, 2012, Capacity Building

  126. Purchasing Agency and Contracting

    UY0007, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  127. Government Resource Planning (GRP)

    UY0008, 2012,

  128. A System of Electronic Record

    UY0009, 2012, E-Government

  129. Uruguay Concursa

    UY0010, 2012, Labor

  130. National Public Software

    UY0011, 2012, E-Government

  131. Starred commitment Online Procedures and Services

    UY0012, 2012, E-Government

  132. E-Funds Citizens

    UY0013, 2012, Capacity Building

  133. Incorporate Electronic Pscs

    UY0014, 2012, E-Government

  134. Uruguayan State Portal

    UY0015, 2012, E-Government

  135. Processing System Common Passports at Consular Offices of the Republic

    UY0016, 2012, Citizenship & Immigration

  136. Apostille Convention

    UY0017, 2012,

  137. Starred commitment Electronic Receipt Tax

    UY0018, 2012, E-Government

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