As an integral part of UNESCO’s Constitutional mission for ensuring “full and equal opportunities for education for all”, the realisation of the Right to Education is one of the biggest developmental challenges, as millions of children and adults remain deprived of basic education in today’s learning societies.

This document is a short leaflet on the right to education.

This factsheet is based on the report of the Special rapporteur on the right to education on the interrelations between the right to education and the rights to water and sanitation which intends to build a holistic approach on human rights, and highlights that rights to water and sanitation are prerequisites for the efficiency of the right to education.

The document presents the different issues related to the subject, gives useful datas, and proposes a range of guidelines that states and responsible stakeholders should follow.