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Deeply concerned also that, according to the 2010 Education For All Global
Monitoring Report of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,
the global financial crisis could create a lost generation of children whose chances in life
will have been irreparably damaged by a failure to protect their right to education,
Mindful of the role that the full realization of the right to education plays in helping
to achieve the Millennium Development Goals,
Welcoming the “1Goal: Education for All”, a joint initiative of the Global Campaign
For Education and Fédération internationale de football association, including the holding
of the World Cup Education Summit in Pretoria in July 2010,
Bearing in mind the adoption by the General Assembly of resolution 64/290 of 9
July 2010, on the right to education in emergency situations,
Stressing the need for adequate financial resources so that everyone can realize his
or her right to education, and the importance in this regard of national resource
mobilization, as well as international cooperation,
1.
Calls upon all States to take all measures to implement Council resolutions
8/4 and 11/6 with a view to ensuring the full realization of the right to education for all;
2.

Takes note with appreciation of:

(a)
The report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education on the right to
education of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers1 and his interim report to the General
Assembly;2
(b)
education;

The work of the United Nations treaty bodies in the promotion of the right to

(c)
The work undertaken by the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights in the promotion of the right to education at the country,
regional and headquarters levels;
(d)
The contribution of the United Nations Children’s Fund and of the United
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization towards attaining the Millennium
Development Goals of achieving universal primary education and eliminating gender
disparity in education and the goals of the Education for All initiative, agreed upon at the
World Education Forum;
(e)
The work undertaken by the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees in ensuring access to education for refugees and asylumseekers in accordance with its mandate and relevant provisions of international refugee law;
3.
Urges all relevant stakeholders to increase their efforts so that the goals of the
Education for All initiative can be achieved by 2015, by, inter alia, tackling persistent
economic and social inequalities, including on the basis of such factors as income, gender,
location, ethnicity, language and disability, and notes the role that good governance can
play in this regard;
4.
Encourages all States to ensure the right to education, an imperative in its
own right, of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers, as well as of internally displaced
persons, including, in accordance with their international obligations, by making every
effort:

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A/HRC/14/25 and Corr.1 and Add.1-4.
A/64/273.

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