20 December 2022
To mark international human rights day on 10 December, the Right to Education Initiative (RTE) participated in an UNESCO webinar on ‘Transforming education through human rights’. Around 160 participants joined from more than 30 nations to participate in the event and its three parallel sessions, all of which focused on the perspectives of youth regarding the expansion or revision of the... Read more
16 December 2022
On 8 December, the seventh resource in the How-to Child Rights series was launched at an online webinar hosted by Save the Children and featuring a range of speakers including the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, a atate representative, and child rights experts and practitioners from civil society and UN agencies, in a discussion on the importance of following- up to UN... Read more
Green background with text which reads: 'Article 26: Everyone has a right to education. Universal Declaration of Human Rights'
12 December 2022
International Human Rights Day is a moment to celebrate progress in the protection and promotion of human rights in the year that has been, and to look to the coming year and the opportunities and challenges it poses. The Right to Education Initiative stands for the full recognition of education as a human right, essential for the wellbeing and development of every individual, regardless of their... Read more
9 December 2022
Between 14-16 November, UNESCO held the World Conference on early childhood care and education in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. We were delighted to attend and participate in the conference, which brought together around 1000 academics, civil society organisations, state representatives and members of international organisations to discuss the development ambitious policies, how to put in place effective... Read more
6 December 2022
On the occasion of Human Rights day, celebrated globally on 10 December, RTE will be participating in a UNESCO event on ‘Transforming education through human rights’. The objective of the event is to deepen a discussion between youth and policy makers on the evolving role of human rights and their transformative potential for societies. The session will bring together young people, human rights... Read more
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15 November 2022
On 2 November, the Right to Education Initiative (RTE) and partners held an online side event to discuss strengthening the legal frameworks around early childhood care and education (ECCE), with the overarching objective of ensuring universal access to inclusive and quality ECCE. The session took as its point of departure the presentation of the UN Special Rapporteur’s report on early childhood... Read more
11 November 2022
Between 14-16 November, UNESCO will hold the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), hosted by the republic of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, the nation’s capital. RTE’s ECCE Programme Manager, Rajakumari Michaelsamy, and Executive Director, Delphine Dorsi will attend the conference to represent RTE and to engage with academics, civil society organisations, and UN and state... Read more
10 November 2022
A new thematic report, entitled “Building and strengthening the legal framework on ECCE rights: Achievements, challenges and actions for change” has been published in the context of the World Conference on Early Childhood Education and Care 2022 (WCECCE), which will be held in Tashkent between 14-16 November. The report was co authored by Rajakumari Michaelsamy, RTE’s ECCE Programme Manager, and... Read more
Farida Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur, in mid speech at the UN general assembly
2 November 2022
The final report of the outgoing Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Ms Kombou Boly Barry, was presented to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly on 18 October by the newly appointed Special Rapporteur, Ms Farida Shaheed. The report highlights the ‘developmental, educational, social, cultural and economic benefits’ of ECCE to children, their families and wider society... Read more
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31 October 2022
On 3 October, the European Union and African Commission sponsored a hybrid online and in person event on ‘Realising the right to education worldwide through digital transformation’. The event focused on the realisation of the right to education, in addition to ensuring access to quality and inclusive education worldwide. A particular focus was an analysis of the opportunities, challenges, and the... Read more