16 October 2018

UNESCO launched a digital campaign on the right to education to unpack the legal significance of the right to education and the major challenges that are blocking its path. Through a series of videos, animations, visuals, interviews and stories, the UNESCO campaign - running from 15 October to 18 December 2018 - will highlight a right that is at the core of its global mission to ensure equal access to quality education.

An estimated 262 million children and youth are currently out of school globally, and some 750 million youth and adults still cannot read and write. Less than 1 in 5 countries legally guarantee 12 years of free and compulsory education. The #RightToEducation campaign aims to bring global awareness of this crucial human right, which is still not a reality for millions, and empower young people and adults to bring about change in their communities. 

The campaign includes a section with simple ideas to engage on the right to education, including engaging actions for parents, teachers, students and engaged citizens.

For more information on the campaign, please visit here.