21 July 2010
Dr Singh has most recently been working as Senior Programme Specialist for the right to education, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. His candidature was supported by the Geneva-based Platform of NGOs on the right to education – a group that included Edmund Rice International.
The Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education has a mandate to safeguard and promote the right to education worldwide. He is required to prepare and present an annual global report to the Human Rights Council, to engage in constructive interactive dialogue with governments, civil society and other relevant stakeholders in order to bring forward suggestions and recommendations for advancing the right to education.