A/HRC/RES/35/22 Recalling also the Incheon Declaration: Education 2030: Towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all, adopted at the World Education Forum 2015, held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 19 to 22 May 2015, Noting with appreciation the work carried out by all relevant organs, bodies and mechanisms of the United Nations system within their respective mandates, in particular the United Nations Children’s Fund and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, the United Nations Population Fund and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as the efforts of organizations and civil society to promote girls’ full and equal enjoyment of the right to education, Deeply concerned that humanitarian crises and armed conflicts are depriving children of access to education, especially girls, who are two and a half times more likely to be out of school than boys in these settings, Strongly condemning attacks on and abductions of girls because they attend or wish to attend school, deploring all attacks, including terrorist attacks, on educational institutions as such, their students and staff, and recognizing the negative impact that such attacks have on the progressive realization of the right to education, in particular of girls, while recognizing the obligations of States to provide an enabling and secure environment to ensure the safety of schools, Reaffirming the equal right of every child to education without discrimination of any kind, and noting the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination often faced by girls, Stressing the importance of the contribution of parliamentarians, national human rights institutions and civil society, including non-governmental organizations, to the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl, Recognizing that gender stereotypes about the role of women and girls underpin the obstacles to girls’ equal enjoyment of quality education, and that stereotypes are also perpetuated in school curricula and materials, Determined to give full effect to the right to education and to guarantee that this right is recognized and exercised without discrimination of any kind, Recognizing that education is a multiplier right that empowers women and girls to claim their human rights, including the right to participate in public life, as well as economic, social and cultural life, and to participate fully in the making of decisions that shape society, 1. Takes note with appreciation of the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, prepared pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 32/20;2 2. Urges all States: (a) To strengthen and intensify their efforts to take deliberate, concrete and targeted steps to fully realize the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl, to eliminate legal, administrative, financial, structural, social and cultural barriers that hinder girls’ equal enjoyment of the right to education, and to appropriately ensure nondiscrimination in the admission of girls and boys at all levels of education, particularly when designing policy measures, programmes and resource allocations; 2 2 A/HRC/35/11.

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