The right to education is a basic human right and means every child should be able to go to school.

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Malala Yousafzai’s speech at the Youth Takeover of the United Nations

On 12 July 2013, Malala Yousafzai spoke at the UN to call for worldwide access to education. It was her first public speech, leading the first ever Youth Takeover of the UN, with an audience of over 500 young education advocates from around the world. Malala's advocacy has since grown into an international movement.

Right to education

Find out what we mean by the right to education and how important it is that every child is able to get a quality education without discrimination.


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Bright and Early: How financing pre-primary education gives every child a fair start in life (June 2017)

A severe lack of investment in early years education is putting millions of children at a disadvantage before they even start school, warns a report from Theirworld.

Stop neglecting pre-primary education investments (June 2016)

This scorecard examines how the development of millions of children will suffer unless governments step up and increase their commitment to pre-primary education for every child.