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Annual thematic reports

Special Rapporteur on the right to education

The Special Rapporteur is mandated to gather, request, receive and exchange information from all relevant sources, including Governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, including non-governmental organizations, and other concerned stakeholders, on the realization of the right to education and obstacles limiting effective access to education, and to make recommendations on appropriate measures to promote and protect the right to education. The Special Rapporteur reports to the Council and the General Assembly on a yearly basis.

Year, session Report symbol and link in UN official languages Title
2023
78th session GA
A/78/364 Role and rights of teachers
2023
53th session HRC
A/HRC/53/27 Securing the Right to education: advances and critical challenges
2022
77th session GA
A/77/324 Early childhood care and education
2022
50th session HRC
A/HRC/50/32 Impact of the digitalization of education on the right to education
2021
76th session GA
A/76/158

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The right to education of migrants
2021
47th session HRC
A/HRC/47/32

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The cultural dimensions of the right to education, or the right to education as a cultural right
2020
75th session GA
A/75/178

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Interrelations between the right to education and the rights to water and sanitation
2020
44th session HRC
A/HRC/44/39

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Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the right to education; concerns, challenges and opportunities
2019
74th session
GA
A/74/243

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Contributions of the right to education to the prevention of atrocity crimes and mass or grave violations of human rights
2019
41st session
HRC
A/HRC/41/37 The implementation of the right to education and Sustainable Development Goal 4 in the context of the growth of private actors in education
2019
73rd session
GA
A/73/262 The right to education for refugees
2018
38th session
HRC
A/HRC/38/32 Governance and the right to education
2018
72nd session
GA
A/72/496 Inclusion, equity and the right to education
2017
35th session
HRC
A/HRC/35/24 Realizing the right to education through non-formal education
2017
71st session
GA
A/71/358 Lifelong learning and the right to education
2016
32nd session
HRC
A/HRC/32/37 Issues and challenges to the right to education in the digital age
2016
70th session
GA
A/70/342 Public private partnerships and the right to education
2015
29th session
HRC
A/HRC/29/30 Protecting education against commercialization
2015
69th session
GA
A/69/402 Privatization and the right to education
2014
26th session
HRC
A/HRC/26/27 Assessment of the educational attainment of students
2014
68th session GA
A/68/294 The Post-2015 Education Agenda
2012
23rd session
HRC
A/HRC/23/35 Justiciability and the right to education
2012
67th session GA
A/67/310 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
2011
20th session
HRC
A/HRC/20/21 Normative action for quality education
2011
66th session GA
A/66/269 Financing education and update on education in emergencies
2010
17th session HRC
A/HRC/17/29 Equality of opportunity in education
A/HRC/17/29/Corr.1 Corrigendum
A/HRC/17/29/Add.1 Communications to and from Governments in English/French/Spanish only
2010
65th session GA
A/65/162 Sexual education
2010
14th session HRC
A/HRC/14/25 The Right to education of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers
A/HRC/14/25/Corr.1 Corrigendum
A/HRC/14/25/Add.1 Communications to and from governments in English/French/Spanish only
2009
11th session HRC
A/HRC/11/8 The right to education of persons in detention
A/HRC/11/8/Add.1 Communications to and from governments in English/French/Spanish only
2008
8th session HRC
A/HRC/8/10 Right to education in emergency situations
A/HRC/8/10/Add.1 Communications sent to and replies received from Governments
2007
4th session HRC
A/HRC/4/29 The right to education of persons with disabilities
A/HRC/4/29/Add.1 Communications sent to and replies received from Governments and other actors in English/Spanish only
2006
62nd session CHR
E/CN.4/2006/45 Girls’ right to education
2005
61st session CHR
E/CN.4/2005/50 Annual report
2004
60th session CHR
E/CN.4/2004/45 Annual report
2003
59th session CHR
E/CN.4/2003/9 Annual report
2002
58th session CHR
E/CN.4/2002/60 Annual report
2001
57th session CHR
E/CN.4/2001/52 Annual report
2000
56th session CHR
E/CN.4/2000/6 The “4 As” framework, Progress report
1999
55th session CHR
E/CN.4/1999/49 Preliminary report

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