The Special Rapporteur on the right to education presented his report at the Human Rights Council

On the 19th of June, the Human
Rights Councils held a clustered dialogue with Mr Kishore Singh, Special
Rapporteur on the right to education. Mr Singh reported that, despite the
considerable progress made in universalizing access to primary school,
education remained of worrying low quality in many areas.

He added that it is
essential to promote the right to education both as entitlement in terms of
universal access to basic education and as a tool of empowerment, enabling the
acquisition of values, knowledge, skills and competencies. To conclude, the
Special Rapporteur recommended that States accord high priority to the
development and strengthening of educational laws and
policies with regards quality education, ensuring that these were uniformly
applied and adequately resourced. On the 20th of June, Mr Singh also
met with the Platform of Education’s NGOs, thanking the Platform for its
contribution to the report. He also presented his next report, which will deal
with the right to technical and vocational training.