General Article Out-of-school children and child labour

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1. Education for all – all girls and boys in school

The right to education – like all human rights – is universal and inalienable. Fully realising the right to education is a holistic one, encompassing access to education, inclusive education, educational quality and the environment in which education is provided. Further, education as a human right places the prime responsibility for its realisation on the states who are the custodians of all human rights with the duty to respect, protect and fulfil human rights. In terms of primary education, states are obliged to ensure free and compulsory education for all.

Education is one of the most powerful tools for transforming human lives, nations, society and world at large. Equipped and empowered with knowledge and skills through education, children and youth can give wings to their dreams, becoming teachers, musicians, mathematicians, scientists, doctors, artists, farmers and many such capable and pr

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