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UNESCO publishes The Right to Education: Monitoring standard-setting instruments of UNESCO

04.08.2008

UNESCO emphasizes the right to education as an internationally recognized right and its establishment in a number of standard-setting instruments adopted by the United Nations and by UNESCO.

The Right to Education: Monitoring standard-setting instruments of UNESCO, provides details regarding UNESCO's October 2007 Executive Board decision to monitor seven priority recommendations in the field of education, with a focus on Education for All (EFA).


The seven recommendations highlighted in the publication are:

  1. Recommendation against Discrimination in Education (1960);
  2. Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers (1966);
  3. Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Cooperation and Peace, and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1974);
  4. Recommendation on the Development of Adult Education (1976);
  5. Recommendation on the Recognition of Studies and Qualifications in Higher Education (1993);
  6. Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel (1997) and;
  7. Revised Recommendation concerning Technical and Vocational Education (2001).

Download the full document here: The Right to Education: Monitoring standard-setting instruments of UNESCO.