Partnerships for Equity in Education in South Asia

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Author/Publisher: UNGEI, SAFED
Language: English

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The right to education, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, is affirmed as a fundamental right within the national constitutions of South Asian countries. This right is commonly backed by law and reinforced by international rights-based instruments, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) 1948, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) 1989 and EFA Declaration (1990/2000). The global compacts of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Education For All (EFA) are set as time-bound targets to be reached by 2015 for poverty reduction and gender equality.

 

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