31 May 2019
From 27-29 May, the Third International Safe Schools Conference was held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The conference brought together people from all over the world striving towards ensuring that schools, teachers, and students are protected from attack during conflicts, including representatives from 90 countries and 50 civil society and international organisations, including the Right to... Read more
22 March 2019
The final text of the Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education was published on Thursday 21st March 2019, with a press conference at The Heron Portico Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. RTE's Director was there with other members of the secretariat and responded to the questions from the audience, including... Read more
11 March 2019
On 6 March, RTE participated in a side-event on the margins of the 40th session of the Human Rights Council on Education in the 2030 agenda - Leaving no one behind: children with disabilities, girls, forcibly displaced children and minorities. The event was organised by the Education Above All Foundation in partnership with the permanent missions of the state of Qatar, Argentina, Belgium, Japan,... Read more
14 February 2019
(13 February 2019, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire) A group of human rights experts from around the world adopted the Abidjan Principles on the right to education today, following three years of consultations, reflection, and drafting. The Abidjan Principles seek to strengthen existing efforts to ensure that everyone’s right to education is protected in the context of growing, and often unregulated... Read more
4 February 2019
(Abidjan, 4 February 2019) On 12-13 of February 2019, education and human rights experts will meet in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, for the adoption of guiding principles strengthening the right to access free quality public education in the context of growing private actor involvement in education.  This landmark text promises to be the new reference point for governments, educators and education... Read more
24 January 2019
To mark the first ever International Day of Education, the Right to Education Initiative (RTE) in collaboration with UNESCO, have published the Right to education handbook—the most comprehensive resource on the right to education to date—which we hope will provide important practical technical guidance that will help translate the right to education into concrete action.Education is a fundamental... Read more
29 November 2018
Migration and displacement are global issues that present profound challenges to countries in a number of different ways. One such challenge is the impact of migration and displacement, both within countries and across borders, on education, on those who leave, those who stay, and on those national education systems that host migrants and displaced persons. As reported by the Global Education... Read more
16 November 2018
PRESS RELEASE(Brussels, Berlin, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris, Rome, 16 November  2018) In a breakthrough Resolution adopted this week, the European Parliament declared that the European Commission must not use development aid money to fund commercial private schools. The newly-adopted Resolution, which was adopted by over 90% of the votes, considers that it is a requirement under human rights law... Read more
12 November 2018
On 10 October 2018, Venezuela became the 24th state party to the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR).The Right to Education Initiative welcomes Venezuela's ratification of OP-ICESCR, along with the recent ratification of Honduras, as an important step in increasing the justiciability of the right to education at the international... Read more
16 October 2018
UNESCO launched a digital campaign on the right to education to unpack the legal significance of the right to education and the major challenges that are blocking its path. Through a series of videos, animations, visuals, interviews and stories, the UNESCO campaign - running from 15 October to 18 December 2018 - will highlight a right that is at the core of its global mission to ensure equal... Read more

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