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By Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ, & Director, CREDI
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On Thursday (January 24) the world will observe the first UN International Day of Education. The right to education is enshrined in a number of documents, particularly in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in The Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Sustainable Development Goal 4 aims by 2030, to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all…about 265 million children and adolescents around the world do not have the opportunity to enter or complete school. More than a fifth of them are of primary school age. They are thwarted by poverty, discrimination, armed conflict, emergencies and the effects of climate change. Migration and forcible displacement also affect the achievement of the education goals” (UN).

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