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Right to education and training

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 (Article 26) states that everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

Human Resources Development Convention, 1975 (No. 142) recognizes education, training and lifelong learning as fundamental to promoting the interests of individuals, enterprises, the economy and society as a whole, in the pursuit of full employment, poverty eradication, social inclusion and sustained economic growth. In addition, it establishes the right to lifelong learning and provides details on how governments, employers and workers can contribute to it.

Human Resources Development Recommendation, 2004 (No. 195) provides specific details on how governments, employers and workers can contribute towards lifelong learning, including in the areas of: development and implementation of education and training policies; education and preemployment training; development of competencies; training for decent work and social inclusion; development of frameworks for recognition and certification of skills; reform of training providers; career guidance and training support services; research in human resource development, education, training and lifelong learning; and international cooperation.

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