Appointment of Special Rapporteur on Right to Education

Dr Kishore Singh an international law expert from India and an internationally recognised authority on the right to education, has recently been appointed by the UN Human Rights Council as the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education.

Dr Singh has most recently been working as Senior Programme Specialist for the right to education, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. His candidature was supported by the Geneva-based Platform of NGOs on the right to education – a group that included Edmund Rice International.

The Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education has a mandate to safeguard and promote the right to education worldwide. He is required to prepare and present an annual global report to the Human Rights Council, to engage in constructive interactive dialogue with governments, civil society and other relevant stakeholders in order to bring forward suggestions and recommendations for advancing the right to education.

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