Back to school in pictures: children return to classrooms around the world
Right to education
Smiles on their faces and eager to learn, check out these photos of students on their first day back at school after the holidays.
More than 500,000 Palestinian children returned to school this week, despite a funding crisis that threatens the future of their education.
Around the world, millions of other children have also been going back to their classes over the past few weeks.
With more than 260 million children and youth deprived of an education because of conflict, disasters, poverty and discrimination, we’re still a long way from every child being in school.
But for the nine in 10 children globally who are getting an education, they’re just happy to be back at school with their friends and learning. Check out our back-to-school gallery below.