World Education Report 2000

The right to education: towards education for all throughout life

The right to education is one of the most important rights proclaimed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, because education is considered by the Declaration to be not only a right in itself but also a means of promoting peace and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms generally. 



A unique overview of the successive commitments to the implementation of the right to education adopted by the international community.

A broad analysis of the progress made towards the implementation of the right to education in different regions of the world.

A detailed account of how Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights came to be written.

A full set of World Education Indicators on key aspects of education in over 180 countries.

        Executive summary of WER 2000  

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