2 March 2023
In February, ten civil society organisations including RTE presented a joint submission to the CESCR, in light of its upcoming review of the United Kingdom’s compliance with its human rights obligations as regards economic, social and cultural rights.     The brief was submitted to the CESCR’s pre-sessional working group, and focused on international development cooperation in education. In... Read more
24 January 2023
Today marks the fifth International Day of Education, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.UNESCO highlights that without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of... Read more
9 January 2023
During the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (WCECCE), held between 14-16 November in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, delegates drafted and approved the Tashkent Declaration and Commitments to Action for Transforming Early Childhood Care and Education. This significant political commitment, made 12 years after the adoption of Moscow Framework for Action and Cooperation at the first... Read more
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
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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