United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
11 July 2014
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Twenty-sixth session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council

26/17 The right to education: follow-up to Human Rights Council
resolution 8/4
The Human Rights Council,
Reaffirming its resolution 8/4 of 18 June 2008, and recalling all other Human Rights
Council resolutions on the right to education, the most recent of which is resolution 23/4 of
13 June 2013, and the resolutions adopted by the Commission on Human Rights on the
Recalling the human right of everyone to education, which is enshrined in, inter alia,
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on
the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the International
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the International
Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other relevant international
Deeply concerned that, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization, none of the Education for All goals will be achieved globally by
2015 despite the advances achieved over the past decade,
Underlining that full access to quality education at all levels is an essential condition
for achieving sustainable development, and in this regard, the need to accelerate progress
towards achieving the education-related development goals set for 2015 and to ensure that
the right to education is central in the context of the post-2015 agenda,
Underlining also the importance of access to new information technologies,
including the Internet, to facilitate the realization of the right to education and to promote
quality education;
Aware of the role that communications procedures can play to promote the
justiciability of the right to education, and welcoming in this regard the entry into force of
GE.14-08120 (E)


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