6 July 2018
The UN Human Rights Council – the top global human rights body – adopted on 5 July 2018 a resolution emphasising with unprecedented consensus the urgent need to better regulate private education providers in order to address the negative impacts of the commercialisation of education, and to do so following human rights principles.The resolution urges all States “to put in place a regulatory... Read more
4 July 2018
On July 3 2018, RTE’s Director, Delphine Dorsi, participated in a side event of the Human Rights Council called 'Privatisation, civil society schools and human rights', organised by the Permanent Mission of Portugal at the United Nations and OIDEL. Ms. Dorsi presented the development of human rights guiding principles on states’ obligations regarding private actors in education, giving examples... Read more
29 June 2018
A drafting committee of the Human Rights Guiding Principles on private schools, composed of ten human rights experts, was recently constituted and met for the first time in Geneva on 11 June 2018.Since 2015, various education stakeholders have been working together to facilitate the process for development by experts of human rights Guiding Principles (referred to as “the Guiding Principles” or “... Read more
29 June 2018
The Right to Education Initiative (RTE), together with the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) and UNESCO, submitted a joint written contribution to the consultation on the Global compact on refugees regarding the right to education of refugees.In this contribution, they underline the importance to emphasis that education is a human right, universally recognised... Read more
7 June 2018
*Press release*(Nairobi/Washington, DC, 7 June 2018). Right to Education Initiative, together with Global Initiative for ESCR, Hakijami, Results, Kenya Human Rights Commission, the Global Campaign for Education and Hocen, welcomed the decision by the World Bank’s Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) to accept a complaint regarding the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s investment in Bridge... Read more
14 May 2018
Delphine Dorsi, RTE’s Executive Coordinator, participated in the meeting ‘Financing Education 2030, revisiting the role of the civil society in Middle East & East Europe’ that took place in Beirut, Lebanon, on 1-3 May, 2018.The conference, co-organized by the Arab Campaign for Education for All (ACEA) and others, aimed to merge civil society efforts in the region and co-construct a regional... Read more
31 March 2018
In accordance with our mission to build bridges between disciplines and actors, the Right to Education Initiative (RTE) attended the Comparative and International Education Society conference (CIES) 2018, held in Mexico City from 25-29 March.On 25 March, RTE together with the Global Education Monitoring Report, the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, UNESCO International... Read more
14 March 2018
On 8 March 2018, to coincide with International Women’s Day, the Unesco GEM Report team held the worldwide launch of their 2018 Gender Review.The main finding of the report is that only 44% of states have made a full, legal commitment, via international treaties, to achieving gender equality in education. The report also analyses the slow progress towards gender parity in education and how this... Read more
1 March 2018
In an open letter published today, 88 civil society organisations have urged investors to cease their support for the multi-national, for-profit chain of private schools Bridge International Academies (BIA), which runs over 500 schools in Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, and India.These organisations are calling investors’ attention to a series of concerning practices by BIA and the associated... Read more
27 February 2018
The Right to Education Initiative will participate at the 62nd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education (CIES) that will take place in Mexico City from March 25-29.On Wednesday, March 28 (5:00 to 6:30pm UTC-06:00), Delphine Dorsi, RTE’s executive coordinator, will chair a panel titled ‘Privatisation of Education in Francophone Countries: A Separate Case?’  The panel will... Read more

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