Office for Human Rights Education in Geneva, Switzerland

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Geneva Office for Human Rights Education (GO-HRE) provides Colega instruction at no cost.


Colega (the Portuguese word for friend) focuses on children and youth worldwide, teaching them about their rights as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Important Background Information

Lessons & Languages



GO-HRE provides Colega learning materials at no cost for download in several different languages.  We currently provide materials in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.


Our materials are in use in Brazil, Ghana, the Philippines, Vietnam, and the United States.  We offer printed teaching manuals and worksheets that can be downloaded as pdf’s or powerpoint files, and several videos.  Click on the links to check out lessons in your preferred language.

If the time comes in any society that the predominant culture does not sufficiently value… freedom of religion or speech or assembly or the other essential liberties that we sometimes take for granted… then laws, even constitutions, will not be sufficient to sustain and preserve them.
– D. Todd Christofferson
Prominent Religious Leader

   Countries:   Brazil   Ghana   Philippines   United States   Vietnam