"[...] I have personally committed myself to making it a priority, for education is a fundamental human right, set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Human Rights Covenants, which have force of international law. To pursue the aim of education for all is therefore an obligation for States." (Koïchiro Matsuura, Director General of UNESCO, "Education for All: the Unfulfilled Promise", 21st Century Talks session on education for all). Continue ...
Constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
“[…] the States Parties to this Constitution, believing in full and equal opportunities for education for all, in the unrestricted pursuit of objective truth, and in the free exchange of ideas and knowledge, are agreed and determined to develop and to increase the means of communication between their peoples and to employ these means for the purposes of mutual understanding and a truer and more perfect knowledge of each other’s lives. […]”- More