Logos of civil society organisations endorsing statement
13 September 2022
On 13 September 2022, the Right to Education Initiative and 37 civil society organisations (CSOs) released a joint statement in response to a working paper entitled ‘Can Education be Standardized? Evidence from Kenya’.In the light of human rights standards on the right to education and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, we and our co-signatories raise serious concerns about the potential... Read more
9 September 2022
Today marks the third UN International Day to Protect Education from Attack. As 2022 advances with attacks on education occurring from DRC to Ukraine, from Cameroon to Syria, the need to galvanise efforts, energy and commitment behind the protection of education in the context of armed conflict is sadly more urgent than ever. According to GCPEA, between 2020 and 2021 more than 9,000 students,... Read more
Front cover of new publication showing image of three women walking on a university campus. Text reads 'Right to higher education: unpacking the international normative framework in light of current trends and challenges'
9 August 2022
The Right to Education Initiative (RTE) and UNESCO have jointly collaborated on a new publication entitled ‘Right to higher education: unpacking the international normative framework in light of current trends and challenges’, which seeks to place human rights at the heart of debates on higher education.Concretely, the report addresses a series of core questions, among them: What are the state... Read more
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28 July 2022
During the Transforming Education Pre-Summit, held in Paris between 28-30 June, RTE participated in a side session entitled ‘Public vs Private Transformative Solutions for Education’. The aim of the meeting was to critically analyse the increasing role of private providers in education, and to discuss different approaches to improve public education to increase inclusion and equity, offering a... Read more
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21 July 2022
Between 21 October 2021 and 30 June 2022, RTE collaborated on a research training course alongside the University of Geneva and the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR). The training, focusing on research capacity towards advocacy for the right to education, was held online. It brought together 15 participants representing civil society organisations (CSOs) from... Read more
20 July 2022
Between 28-30 June 2022, UNESCO held the Transforming Education Pre-Summit in Paris. The focus of the Pre-Sumit was to engage discussions and develop a shared vision and suggestion actions ahead of the Transforming Education Summit, which will be held in New York in September 2022. On 29 June, the side event ‘Transforming education: the need to expand the international legal framework’ brought... Read more
Ms Koumbou Boly Barry speaking to the camera
29 June 2022
On 24 June, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Ms Koumbou Boly Barry, presented her new report ‘Impact of Digitalization of education on the right to education’ at the 50th session of the Human Rights Council.The report carefully weighs the impact of digitalisation, emphasising the potential advantages of technology including participation and autonomy in a digital... Read more
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29 June 2022
Between 15-17 June 2022, the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) was held in Marrakech, gathering civil society organisations (CSOs), representatives of states, educational personnel and students, and members of international organisations to discuss adult learning and education for sustainable development. During the conference, the Marrakech Framework for Action... Read more
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27 June 2022
At this year’s Transforming Education Pre-Summit in Paris, RTE will participate in a UNESCO-led side meeting entitled: ‘Transforming education: the need to expand the international legal framework'.The session will take place on 29 June from 9am to 10am Central European Time (GMT+2), both in person in Room VII, UNESCO headquarters, and online.This session continues UNESCO’s reflection into the... Read more
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25 June 2022
On 9 June 2022, RTE participated in a Save the Children led webinar entitled “How to advance Child Rights using recommendation from UN & Regional Human Rights monitoring & Review Process”.This was the fourth webinar in a series which accompanies the launch of the HOW TO CHILD RIGHTS series of tools and resources, developed by Save the Children in close collaboration with a range of civil... Read more