Establishing and strengthening efficient channels promoting knowledge-sharing, peer learning and collaboration is an essential component of the UNESCO Strategy on UNESCO standard-setting instruments.
Collaboration within the UN system
UNESCO has the principal role and responsibility in the field of the right to education in the United Nations system and cooperates with the following United Nations human rights bodies in monitoring the implementation of treaties and conventions relating to that right.
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
- UN Human Rights Committees
- Universal Periodic Review
- UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education
- International Labour Organization
Collaboration between UNESCO and civil society
Since its inception, UNESCO has recognized that non-governmental organizations, associations and the intellectual community with concerns close to its own, play an important role in international cooperation.
UNESCO has built a network of cooperative relations with a number of such organizations in its fields of competence, thereby enabling it to work with civil society in achieving its objectives and to disseminate through them its democratic and ethical ideals.
- The International Organization for the Right to Education and Freedom of Education, OIDEL, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization promoting and creating novel educational models and policies and financing options for schools.
- The Right to Education Initiative promotes mobilisation and accountability on the right to education and builds bridges between the disciplines of human rights, development and education.