18 October 2023
Salima Namusobya, the Senior Regional Director for Africa at the Centre for Reproductive Rights, and Ignacio Saiz, an international advocate for economic and social rights, have joined the executive board of the Right to Education Initiative (RTE).Namusobya and Saiz bring world-leading legal and policy expertise on the right to education, in addition to decades of experience in the wider context... Read more
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16 October 2023
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... Read more
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2 October 2023
Joint civil society organisation statement in response to Report on Investment for development - The UK’s Strategy towards Development Finance InitiativesThe recent report by the International Development Committee (IDC) of the UK House of Commons, entitled ‘Investment for development - The UK’s Strategy towards Development Finance Initiatives,’ raises major concerns about the UK’s investments as... Read more
19 September 2023
In August, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) launched General Comment No. 26 (2023) on children’s rights and the environment, which focuses particularly on climate change. This General Comment is a landmark text which recognises children’s right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as part of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while considering the... Read more
30 August 2023
In April 2023, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe Gonzalez Morales, published report A/HRC/53/26 entitled ‘How to expand and diversify regularization mechanisms and programmes to enhance the protection of the human rights of migrants'. This report was presented to the Human Rights Council during the 53rd Ordinary Session, which took place in Geneva between 19 June... Read more
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11 August 2023
On 26 July 2023, the latest edition of the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, entitled ‘Technology in education: a tool on whose terms?’ was launched in Montevideo, Uruguay. Each edition of the prestigious GEM Report features a series of background papers commissioned by the organisation, which cover different aspects of the topic in question. RTE produced a background paper... Read more
18 July 2023
On 14 July, the UN Human Rights Council adopted resolution A/HRC/53/L.10 on the right to education. Recognising the political commitments made by the States at the last two major education conferences, the Transforming Education Summit in September in New York and the second World Conference on ECCE in November 2022 in Tashkent, the resolution draws the attention of states to a series of... Read more
15 July 2023
Between June 19 and July 14, the United Nations Human Rights Council held its 53rd ordinary session in Geneva. RTE attended the Human Rights Council sessions, participating in a variety of events to advance the realisation of the right to education. Additionally, we participated in the informal discussions for the drafting of the resolution on the right to education (A/HRC/53/L.10), adopted on 10... Read more
14 July 2023
On Tuesday 27 June, during the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education presented ‘Securing the right to education: advances and critical challenges‘. Her presentation can be viewed here (begining from 2 hrs 5 minutes)This report is the first developed by Farida Shaheed since taking up the position in August 2022, and coincides... Read more
13 July 2023
On 29 June 2023, the first International Symposiums on the Right to Education (S-I-D-E in its French acronyms) was held. It was co-organised by RTE, alongside with the University of Geneva, the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Educoop, the Francophone research network on the privatisation of education (REFPE), and the Suisse Society for Education Research (SSRE). ... Read more