UN - Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Collaboration between UNESCO and the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is especially significant, as both have shared concerns and common objectives in monitoring the implementation of the right to education in a complementary spirit.
Joint Expert Group UNESCO on the monitoring
At its 162nd session on September-October 2001, the Executive Board approved the establishment of a Joint Expert Group UNESCO (CR)/ECOSOC (CESCR) on the monitoring of the right to education (document 162 EX/53 Rev and document 162EX/Decision 5.4).
This decision is of paramount importance for UNESCO’s activities in this field because it institutionalises and reinforces the collaboration between the Organization and CESCR for the monitoring and promotion of this right. The decision also contains information about the terms of reference and the composition of the Group.
The Joint Expert Group UNESCO/CESCR :
(a) formulates practical suggestions for strengthening the growing collaboration between UNESCO (CR) and ECOSOC (CESCR) for the purpose of monitoring and promoting the right to education in all its dimensions;
(b) suggests specific measures for cooperative action by the two bodies with a view to imparting synergy to the follow-up to the Dakar Framework for Action within the United Nations system;
(c) considers the possibilities for reducing the reporting burden on States in relation to the right to education and identify ways in which arrangements could be both streamlined and made more effective;
(d) advises on right to education indicators.
The Joint Expert Group UNESCO/CESCR is composed of two representatives of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) nominated by its Chairperson and two representatives of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations (CR), nominated by the Chairperson of the Executive Board of UNESCO in consultation with the Chairperson of CR. More