Universal Periodic Review of Tonga

  • This report was drafted by Broken Chalk to contribute to the fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Tonga. Broken Chalk is an Amsterdam-based NGO focused on human rights violations in the field of education. Since Broken Chalk is an organization fighting inequalities and improving the quality of education worldwide, this report focuses on human rights, especially with regard to education.
  • This report first explores the context of Education in Tonga. Secondly, it brings the attention to the main issues this country is currently facing regarding the Right to Education. Finally, Broken Chalk offers a few recommendations to Tonga to further improve this specific field.
  • In the last UPR cycle of January 2018, Tonga received 110 recommendations, out of which it accepted 52 at the adoption of its UPR outcome at Human Rights Council. Out of these recommendations 4%, were linked to the 4th goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), namely ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.[i]

[i]“OHCHR | Universal Periodic Review – Tonga.” OHCHR | Universal Periodic Review – Tonga

By Serena Bassi

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