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Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2019 | 57 p.
Corporate author: 
Latin America and the Caribbean

Among the many inequalities that indigenous peoples face, the lack of access to quality education is particularly blatant. The 2030 Agenda commitment to ‘leave no one behind’, brings new impetus to ensure that indigenous peoples’ priorities are heard. In 2017, UNESCO adopted the Policy on engaging with indigenous peoples. Concurrently, as part of its mandate, UNESCO monitors the implementation of the 1960 Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education. During the Ninth Consultation on the implementation of this instrument, several Member States reported upon measures they have taken in relation to the right to education for indigenous peoples. This document (Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education: Overview of the Measures Supporting the Right to Education for Indigenous Peoples Reported by Member States in the Context of the Ninth Consultation on the 1960 Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education) compiles practical examples extracted from these reports for information sharing and advocacy.


Resource Type: 
Advocacy materials
Policy and strategy materials
Programme reports and evaluations
Human rights / Human dignity
Social justice / Equity
Inclusive / Diversity
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education


Indigenous peoples; Educational discrimination; Right to education; Fact sheet