United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
16 July 2012
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Twentieth 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 resolution 8/4 of 18 June 2008 and all other
Council resolutions on the right to education, the most recent of which is resolution 17/3 of
16 June 2011, 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 and 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,
Welcoming the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights
Education and Training by the General Assembly in its resolution 66/137 of 19 December
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 that most of the goals will be
missed by a wide margin, and by the particular challenges faced in that regard by countries
affected by armed conflicts,


The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of
the Council on its twentieth session (A/HRC/20/2), chap. I.

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