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Implementing the Right to Education: a Compendium of Practical Examples
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2016 | 192 p.
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This publication is a compilation of practical examples of measures taken by Member States in implementing the provisions of the UNESCO Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education. These examples are taken from national reports submitted to UNESCO for the Eighth Consultation of Member States on the implementation of these two international standard-setting instruments.


The Convention and the Recommendation celebrated their fi fty-fi fth anniversary in 2015. Both express the fundamental principles of non-discrimination and equality of educational opportunities enshrined in UNESCO’'s Constitution.


Since these fundamental principles were essential in the process of Education for All, the instruments have naturally become the cornerstone of this important domain.

The Education 2030 development agenda will provide further opportunity to mobilise the Convention and the Recommendation in guiding Member States in the effective realization of the right to education.


This compendium seeks to provide an overview of promising measures taken to ensure equality of educational opportunities and non-discrimination, while also serving as a tool for information sharing and advocacy in connection with the right to education.

Resource Type: 
Case studies and research papers
Human rights / Human dignity
Social justice / Equity
Inclusive / Diversity
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Lifelong learning


Educational discrimination; Right to education; Human rights education
Case studies