INEE Thematic Issue Brief: Youth

Youth have a right to education enshrined in various global human rights treaties. These treaties outline entitlements to free, compulsory primary education for all children, the responsibility of governments to provide basic education for individuals who have not completed primary education, and the states’ obligation to develop secondary education for all children and guarantee equitable access to higher education. Governments and the international community also have a duty to help youth exercise their right to participation, including in emergency response and recovery

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Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)


Adolescents and Youth