United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
6 July 2011
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Seventeenth 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∗

The right to education: follow-up to Human Rights Council
resolution 8/4
The Human Rights Council,

Reaffirming Human Rights Council resolutions on the right to education,
particularly resolutions 8/4 of 18 June 2008, 11/6 of 17 June 2009 and 15/4 of 29
September 2010, and recalling the resolutions adopted by the Commission on Human
Rights on the subject,
Reaffirming also 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
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other relevant international
Bearing in mind General Assembly resolution 64/290 of 9 July 2010 on the right to
education in emergency situations,
Bearing in mind also the adoption by the Human Rights Council of the United
Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training through its resolution 16/1
of 23 March 2011,
Deeply concerned that, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization, although there has been progress in many areas, the world is not on
track to achieve the Education for All targets set for 2015 and most of the goals will be
missed by a wide margin,
The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of
the Council on its seventeenth session (A/HRC/17/2), chap. I.


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