International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Article 13
Everyone has the right to education. Primary education shall be compulsory and available free to all.
World Declaration on Education for All, Article 3 (1-2)
To universalize access to education and promote equity:
- Basic education should be provided to all children, youth, and adults. To this end, basic education services of quality should be expanded and consistent measures must be taken to reduce disparities.
- For basic education to be equitable, all children, youth, and adults must be given the opportunity to achieve and maintain an acceptable level of learning.