the ACTIVITIES of the united nations FOR THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION FOR INDIGENOUS CHILDREN

 

Anita Rakhman

 

Postgraduate at the International Law Department of the Law Institute, RUDN University, Russia,1042190143@pfur.ru

 

Abstract

The concept of protecting human rights, such as the right to education, has become a centerpiece for the international law system. Particularly, ensuring indigenous peoples' rights has increased attention at the universal, regional, and national levels. The protection of the rights of indigenous children as a vulnerable category of the world population is complex due to climate change, forced displacement, economic exclusion, exploitation, or armed conflict. It is evident that adequate realization of the right to education depends on access to health services, self-determination, and cultural identity, protection from exploitation, abuse, discrimination, and violence.

As indigenous peoples are the custodians of unique knowledge and rare languages, which are significant elements of humanity's heritage, the educational process for their children must include specified educational methodologies and other features.  So various international and regional mechanisms have been established to promote and protect indigenous children's right to education and other fundamental freedoms.

The article is concerned with the United Nations (UN) activities for ensuring indigenous children's right to education according to the international human rights protection system. The investigation describes international legal standards and the UN's programs and strategies for aboriginal and tribal peoples from different continents to increase the percentage of educated and competent indigenous children and young people and their results. The UN's framework contains specific methods, skills, tools, and rules. There is significant progress in the rise of educational levels among indigenous peoples.

The article can be helpful for those who are searching for new positive methods of educating various categories of children in different countries. It contains specific information about the educational process for ethnic minorities.

Keywords: Aboriginal children, Indigenous people, United Nations, right to education


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.46529/socioint.202131

CITATION:Abstracts & Proceedings of SOCIOINT 2021- 8th International Conference on Education and Education of Social Sciences, 14-15 June 2021

ISBN: 978-605-06286-2-3