Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a document that seeks to recognize the rights of all humans, regardless of heritage, ethnicity, age, or gender. These rights are given to humans simply for being human. With these rights, we have the responsibility of ensuring that they are being equally fulfilled all around the globe. As such, we must seek to become fully aware of any violations in this universal document. This blog focuses on Article 26, or the right to education. The entire Article reads as follows:

  • (1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
  • (2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
  • (3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.


Here is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights put into Wordle:

Here is a link to the entire Universal Declaration of Human Rights:


One thought on “Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  1. ocelotcrown says:

    I entirely agree with the first two points here; however, I am a little skeptical about the third one. I mean, it makes sense that a parent should have control over the education that his or her child receives, but what are we supposed to do when a parent does not care about their child’s education. At what point do we interfere to fix such a situation. It doesn’t normally cause a problem, but it could certainly violate the other points which should be given precedent. I think there should be a slight alteration to limit the power of this point.

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