Bringing into focus the future of the right to education: Policy-oriented research paper as part of the Initiative on the evolving right to education

This policy-oriented research paper investigates some of the aspects of the right to education that might require a stronger footing in the international normative framework and potential expansion for the 21st century. Digital education, increasing human mobility, changing demographics, climate change, and expectations of opportunities for learning throughout life are just a few of the areas that are testing the limits of the existing international normative framework.

Reclaiming Public Education for All

In a world facing social fragmentation, harmful inequities, and environmental deterioration, we need quality, transformative, inclusive public education now more than ever. As our political systems struggle to resist autocracy and to foster democracy, free public education can help create a well-informed public with the capacity to address these global challenges.

The public supports public education, and public education works.

Joint Civil Society call to action for equitable access to healthy, nutritious, sustainably sourced school meals

School meals play a critical role in children’s lives. They are an essential intervention in development and humanitarian contexts, proven to have long-lasting impacts across multiple Sustainable Development Goals and sectors, including food security, nutrition and health, education, water and sanitation, child protection, gender equality, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. They are at the juncture of the right to food, the right to health and the right to education.

CRC General comment No. 26 on children’s rights and the environment, with a special focus on climate change

In this general comment, the Committee on the Rights of the Child emphasizes the urgent need to address the adverse effects of environmental degradation, with a special focus on climate change, on the enjoyment of children’s rights, and clarifies the obligations of States to address environmental harm and climate change. The Committee also explains how children’s rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child apply to environmental protection, and confirms that children have a right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

 

كيفية توسيع وتنويع آليات التسوية والبرامج لتعزيز حماية حقوق الإنسان للمهاجرين - مقرر الأمم المتحدة الخاص المعني بحقوق المهاجرين

يعرض هذا التقرير الأنشطة الرئيسية التي اضطلع بها المقرر الخاص المعني بحقوق الإنسان للمهاجرين ، فيليبي غونزاليس موراليس ، خلال الفترة المشمولة بالتقرير. في التقرير ، يسلط المقرر الخاص الضوء على تحديات حقوق الإنسان التي يواجهها المهاجرون الذين هم في وضع غير قانوني من خلال تقديم تحليل حول كيفية زيادة المخالفات في التعرض لانتهاكات حقوق الإنسان. ويناقش كيفية معالجة حالات ضعف المهاجرين بسبب الافتقار إلى وضع الهجرة النظامية من خلال إنشاء وتعزيز آليات تسوية الأوضاع.

How to expand and diversify regularization mechanisms and programmes to enhance the protection of the human rights of migrants - UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of migrants

The present report outlines the main activities undertaken by the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales, during the reporting period. In the report, the Special Rapporteur highlights the human rights challenges faced by migrants in an irregular situation by providing an analysis on how irregularity increases vulnerability to human rights violations. He discusses how to address situations of vulnerability of migrants due to a lack of regular migration status by creating and strengthening regularization mechanisms.

Minding the data: protecting learners’ privacy and security

Tech in Education

The COVID-19 pandemic greatly accelerated the use of digital technologies in education. But beyond the emergency response, there is an international trend towards exploring how artificial intelligence and data-based analytics can support learning, learning assessments, and evidence-based policy planning processes. The use of data in education is a double-edged sword.

Technology and education in light of human rights

In her 2022 Report on the impact of the digitalisation of education on the right to education, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education clarified that any introduction of digital technologies in education must be framed around the right of every person to public, free, quality education and the commitments of states in this regard both under international human rights law and Sustainable Development Goal 4.

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