1 October 2019

In her new report to the UN General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Dr Boly Barry, considers ways in which the right to education contributes to the prevention of atrocity crimes and mass or grave human rights violations.

Stressing that education has a key role to play at all stages of prevention, the Special Rapporteur underlines the particularly forceful preventive potential of the right to education in the very early stages, before warning signs are apparent. That role is to be linked with the aims of education and the right to inclusive and equitable quality education, as established in international instruments.

Read the report in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

She will present her report to the UN General Assembly on 18 October 2019. You will be able to follow her presentation and the discussion with the States on UN Web TV.