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A Dialogue on SDGs and Human Rights - Inclusive and equitable learning and the right to education for all, without discrimination
16 Apr 2018 -  A Series of Dialogues on SDGs and Human Rights Building Synergies and Sharing Good Practices.

This event will explore what human rights can bring to SDG4 implementation and vice versa.  How can human rights standards help to deliver better results and to ensure that all people have access to inclusive education, without discrimination, leaving no one behind (including children with disabilities and children from indigenous or minority populations or other vulnerable groups)?  The event will consider how upholding children’s rights – including the prohibitions against child labour, child slavery and child marriage – is crucial to achieving SDG4.  It will also explore new ideas for overcoming the challenges of financing investment in education, as set out in the ‘Learning Generation’ report of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, including the proposal for an International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd).   The discussion will also draw upon the finding of the 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report ‘Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments’, and highlight the Right to Education Campaign #WhosAccountable

Keynote remarks: ‘Let’s be the First Generation where every child goes to school: An Agenda for Action’  - The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, Chair, International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Former Prime Minister UK.

Dialogue co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Bulgaria, Ecuador, Mongolia, Norway, Portugal and South Africa and organised by OHCHR in partnership with UNESCO and UNICEF.