Like all human rights, the right to education imposes three levels of obligations on States parties: the obligations to respect, protect and fulfi ll. In turn, the obligation to fulfi ll incorporates both an obligation to facilitate and an obligation to provide. It is incumbent upon States to incorporate into domestic legal order their obligations under conventions and treaties established by the United Nations and UNESCO and to give effect to these in national policies and programmes.
"Achieving the right to education for all is one of the biggest challenges of our times. The second International Development Goal addresses this challenge: universalizing primary education in all countries by 2015. This is also one of the main objectives set at the World Education Forum (April 2000), where the right to basic education for all was reaffirmed as a fundamental human right.
Have you ever heard children telling you they want their education to stop when they reach the end of primary school?
I have interviewed hundreds of children in many countries and not a single one of them has ever said ‘enough!’
The Danish Institute for Human Rights has developed a human rights guide to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The guide goes through all 17 goals and 169 targets to uncover their human rights anchorage, as well as the underlying indicators' human rights adequacy.
This document details the human rights standards for goal four, the education goal, as well as the standards related to the targets.
The Framework for Action is the companion to the World Declaration on Education for All and is intended as a reference and guide for national governments, international organisations, educators and development professionals as to the formulation of their own plans for action for implementing the World Declaration.