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Côte D’Ivoire: UN Expert Launches Mission to Assess Progress on Right to Education

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Koumbou Boly Barry, will visit Côte d’Ivoire from 4 to 11 December 2017 to gather first-hand information on the country’s implementation of the right to education, in particular with regard to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 on quality education.  

Her eight-day mission will include meetings with the Government, as well as visits to primary and secondary schools and universities to meet educators, academics, students and teachers’ representatives. She will also hold discussions with civil society representatives, including NGOs.  

Ms. Boly Barry, who monitors and reports on the full realization of the right to education globally, will also seek to offer practical policy and legal recommendations to help the country deliver inclusive and equitable quality education for all.

The Special Rapporteur will hold a press conference to share her preliminary findings at 14:00 local time on Monday 11 December 2017, at UNDP offices, 1 Angle Avenue Marchand, Rue Gourgas, Abidjan. Access will be strictly limited to journalists.

The Special Rapporteur’s full observations and recommendations will be presented to a forthcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council.

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