For more than 50 years, Colombia has been torn by internal armed conflict, with the National Army and paramilitary groups waging a counterinsurgency war against left-wing guerrillas. During the bloody conflict, serious human rights violations have been perpetrated.
On December 10, 2004, at the close of the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education, the UN General Assembly announced the three-phase World Program for Human Rights Education to advance implementation of human rights education programs in all sectors of society.
At the other end of the spectrum from egregious human rights violations by security forces in Colombia, the Bringing Human Rights to Life curriculum of United for Human Rights is taught by classroom teachers worldwide.
It was in the capital city, Katmandu, that the 2004 Youth for Human Rights World Educational Tour launched a grassroots movement that has been infusing human rights education through the entire country ever since.
Youth for Human Rights International hosted the 11th annual International Human Rights Summit at the International Auditorium from September 5th to September 7th, 2014 in Brussels. Youth Delegates from 30 countries joined UN officials, human rights representatives, human rights NGOs, religious leaders and civil society at this Annual International Summit.
Youth for Human Rights 11th World Educational Tour 2014, circled the globe 46,272 miles in weather ranging from below freezing 6°F (-4°C) to high humidity in 88°F (31°C). Countries included Dominica, Nigeria, Mexico, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, UK and the USA in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace.