9. World Declaration on Education for All (1990)
(Adopted by the World Conference on Education for All, Jomtien, Thailand, 5- 9 March 1990)
EDUCATION FOR ALL: THE PURPOSE
ARTICLE 1.– MEETING BASIC LEARNING NEEDS
1. Every person - child, youth and adult - shall be able to benefit from educational opportunities designed to meet their basic learning needs. These needs comprise both essential learning tools (such as literacy, oral expression, numeracy, and problem solving) and the basic learning content (such as knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes) required by human beings to be able to survive, to develop their full capacities, to live and work in dignity, to participate fully in development, to improve the quality of their lives, to make informed decisions, and to continue learning. [...].