3 Décembre 2021

On the 7 and 8 December, UNESCO will be holding the International Seminar on the Evolving Right to Education. Held online under the auspices of International Human Rights Day 2021, which marks the 73rd Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the two day seminar will also celebrate the organisation’s year-long campaign to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the UNESCO Convention against discrimination in education and its on going work on the futures of education


Seminar focus

The purpose of the seminar is to foster dialogue on the possible new dimensions of the right to education, in order to make this right better enforced in the present and future contexts. The seminar will also capitalise on the theme of Human Rights Day - equality - to explore how the strengthening of the international human rights framework on the right to education could enhance educational equality, and boost the equalizing potential of education systems worldwide.

Bringing together state representatives, experts, CSO representatives and other key stakeholders, UNESCO’s International Seminar on the Evolving Right to education will encourage discussions on the ways in which the right to education is changing, and the impact this has on access to education for learners of all ages. Delphine Dorsi, RTE’s executive director, will speak at the event. 


Register to attend 

The opening session on 7 December is open for registrations. A webcast link will be made available after the event, which will be delivered in English, French and Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation provided.

Though the seminar will run over two days, the technical sessions for the second day (8 December) are not open to the public. 


The Futures of Education initiative

The event builds upon UNESCO’s Futures of Education Initiative, following the recent publication of the report ‘Reimagining our futures together: A new social contract for education’. UNESCO continues to seek involvement  in the futures of education process, which has seen over a million individuals and organisations contribute to date. 

For more information, consult the background document, concept note and further information on UNESCO’s website.