Britain today became the fourth country–following the Central African Republic, France and Israel–to ratify the Convention Against Discrimination in Education adopted in 1960 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Britain’s ratification will bring the convention into force, since the instrument needed four governmental agreements before it could go into effect. Under the Convention, governments agree to ban any educational discriminations based on race, color, sex, religion, language, national or social origin, economic condition or birth.
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