United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
5 October 2010
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Fifteenth 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 its resolutions on the right to education, particularly resolution 8/4 of 18
June 2008 and resolution 11/6 of 17 June 2009, 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
Mindful of recent significant developments and remaining challenges in the
promotion and protection of economic, social and cultural rights, in particular the right to
education, at the national, regional and international levels,
Deeply concerned that, on current trends, some key goals of the Education for All
initiative agreed upon at the World Education Forum, held in Dakar in April 2000, will not
be achieved by 2015, including the goal of universal primary education, despite progress
made in recent years towards achieving such goals, and aware of the need to increase
efforts in this regard at all levels,



The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of
the Council on its fifteenth session (A/HRC/15/60), chap. I.

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