3 June 2015
UPDATE: As of 16 June 2017, 66 countries have endorsed the Internationa Safe Schools Declaration.On 29 May 2015, 37 countries endorsed the International Safe Schools Declaration at an inter-governmental conference hosted by the Norwegian Foreign Affairs Ministry in Oslo. The process to adopt the Declaration, which commits countries to protecting schools and universities from military use, was... Read more
1 June 2015
On 21 May 2015, a Declaration setting out an important vision for education from 2016 to 2030 was adopted at the World Education Forum held in Incheon, South Korea. The Declaration will be implemented through Education 2030 Framework for Action (FFA) – the education development agenda for post-2015 (currently in draft). The 2030 FFA which will form Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (... Read more
29 May 2015
OIDEL and the Permanent Mission of Portugal in Geneva organise a seminar on Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Application of standards on ESCR into domestic Law in collaboration with the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, School of Medicine (University of Geneva), Manchester International Law Center (University of Manchester), Collège Universitaire Henry Dunant... Read more
27 May 2015
‘Human rights policy responses to the growth of private actors in education’Friday 12th June from 12.45pm to 2.15pm, Geneva The Right to Education Project, the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the Global Campaign for Education, and the Privatisation in Education Research Initiative are pleased to... Read more
22 May 2015
Press release, 22 May 2015(Geneva) The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) expressed yesterday serious concerns about the spate of increasing commercialization of education in Ghana. The CRC was meeting in Geneva with representatives of the Government of Ghana to review the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by Ghana.Ms Amal Aldoseri, the vice-chair... Read more
14 May 2015
The Right to Education Project, in solidarity with over 100 organisations, supports the following statement:Press Release - 14 May 2015Today, more than one hundred national and international organisations across the world released a joint open statement addressed to the president of the World Bank, Jim Kim. The statement expresses their deep concerns about the World Bank’s support for the... Read more
8 May 2015
4 November -15 Decembber 2015 (E13415) | Register for this course Instructor: Dr. Angela Melchiorre, Right to Education Project's AdviserThis certificate course offered jointly by HREA and the Right to Education Project provides human rights, development and education advocates with concepts, skills, and tools to deepen their knowledge and strategise their work on the right to education. The... Read more
5 May 2015
On 23 January, 2015, South Sudan became the 195th State party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty. With Somalia undergoing the process of finalising ratification of the CRC, this leaves the United States as the sole non-State party.In a media statement, the Committee on the Rights of the Child welcomed the... Read more
28 April 2015
On 16th April, 2015, during UNESCO's Executive Board meeting, an historic resolution, Learning Without Fear, was passed, condemning gender-based violence in and around schools.The Resolution, signed by 58 countries, recognises that "violence against children and school-related gender-based violence, in particular, have a devastating effect on the dignity of children and on the enjoyment of human... Read more
14 April 2015
On 14 April 2015, Argentina became the 17th State party to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure (OP3 CRC). OP3 CRC entered into force on 14 April 2014 and allows the Committee on the Rights of the Child to accept complaints from children, groups of children or their representatives against any State that has ratified OP3 CRC. The... Read more