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Convention against Discrimination in Education Paris, 14 December 1960

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This chapter deals with the various articles of the Agreement for Convention against Discrimination in Education, adopted by the General Conference of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). For the purposes of this Convention, the term 'discrimination' includes any distinction, exclusion, limitation or preference which, being based on race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, economic condition or birth, has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing equality of treatment in education. For the purposes of this Convention, the term 'education' refers to all types and levels of education, and includes access to education, the standard and quality of education, and the conditions under which it is given.

Keywords: discrimination; education; human rights; UNESCO



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