Normative documents

UNESCO is given the authority to develop and adopt international universal regulations in the field of education.

UNESCO Conventions:

  • Convention against Discrimination in Education (December 14, 1960).
  • Protocol Instituting a Conciliation and Good offices Commission to be Responsible for Seeking the Settlement of any Disputes which may Arise between States Parties to the Convention against Discrimination in Education (December 10, 1962).
  • Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (July 19, 1974).
  • International Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in the Arab and European States bordering on the Mediterranean (December 17, 1976).
  • Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in the Arab States (December 22, 1978).
  • Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees concerning Higher Education in the States belonging to the Europe Region (December 21, 1979).
  • Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Certificates Diplomas, Degrees and other Academic Qualifications in Higher Education in the African States (December 5, 1981).
  • Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific (December 16, 1983). • Convention on Technical and Vocational Education (November 10, 1989). • Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (May 4, 2000).

UNESCO's recommendations:

  • Recommendation against Discrimination in Education (December 14, 1960).
  • Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers (October 5, 1966).
  • Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Cooperation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (November 19, 1974).
  • Revised Recommendation Concerning Technical and Vocational Education (November 19, 1974).
  • Recommendation on the Development of Adult Education (November 26, 1976).
  • Recommendation Concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel (November 11, 1997).
  • Recommendations of the UNESCO/UNICEF Joint Committee on Education (September 22, 2000).