Universal Education

November 20 is Universal Children’s Day, one of many days established by the United Nations to help draw the attention of the world’s peoples to vital issues. In Canada, November 20 is National Child’s Day, which in 2009 marks the passage of fifty years since adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of the Child and twenty years since adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Every child has a right to education. The Bahá’í Writings stress the importance of material, human, and spiritual education as a means of propelling humanity toward a bright future. Read about the realization of universal education from a Bahá’í perspective.

The Bahá’í International Community statements "The Right to Education" and "The Greatness Which Might Be Theirs: Educating Girls—An Investment in the Future" help to further the understanding of the significance of education to the progress of humanity, from a Bahá’í perspective.