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Special Rapporteur on the right to education
22 September 2023
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Ms. Farida Shaheed, will conduct an official country visit to Finland from 20 to 29 November 2023, at the invitation of the Government.
The visit will address good practices as well as challenges regarding the implementation of the right to quality, equitable and inclusive lifelong education for all in Finland. A specific focus will be placed on the contribution of teachers to the implementation of the right to education, together with other specific issues still to be determined, taking into consideration information received from different stakeholders.
During the visit, the Special Rapporteur will hold meetings with representatives of the Government, public institutions, international organizations, civil society, non-governmental organizations, academics, teachers and other educational workers, as well as students.
At the end of the visit, and as per usual practice, the Special Rapporteur will host a press conference to share her preliminary findings with the broader public. Additional information on the time and the venue of the press conference will be shared in due course.
The expert will present her report on the visit to the United Nations Human Rights Council in June 2024. The report will include recommendations to support the efforts of the Government and other stakeholders in realizing the right to education.
Learn more about the Special Rapporteur here.
In preparation of the visit, the Special Rapporteur would be grateful to receive from all interested stakeholders:
Inputs should be sent by e-mail. They must be received by 22 September 2023. Early submissions are welcome as they will facilitate the preparation of the country visit.
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Input for SR’s country visit to Finland
All inputs will be treated confidentially by the Special Rapporteur and for the purpose of preparing the county visit and/or the report to the Human Rights Council. The Special Rapporteur greatly appreciates the effort that goes into making such contributions and looks forward to reading the submissions.