Logos of civil society organisations endorsing press release
15 June 2022
Civil society organizations welcome the announcement from the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) that it will not resume its investments in K-12 private schools, following the release of an independent evaluation by the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) on the IFC’s investments in this area. In 2020, the IFC instituted a temporary freeze on all direct and indirect... Read more
Seven people standing in front of the WHEC2022 conference banner
31 May 2022
Between 18-20 May, state representatives, education activists, international organisations, academics, researchers, students and CSOs gathered in Barcelona and online to discuss higher education at the third UNESCO World Higher Education Conference.RTE’s Executive Director Delphine Dorsi was invited to a high-level UNESCO and UNESCO-IESALC panel discussion on ‘New Approaches to the Right to... Read more
31 May 2022
On 16 May, RTE hosted an international and trilingual discussion on privatisation in higher education, bringing together academics from three continents to discuss how the commercialisation of tertiary education is affecting students, teachers and institutions across the world.The session was a registered side-event to the third UNESCO World Higher Education Conference, at which we were delighted... Read more
31 May 2022
In the lead up to the third UNESCO  World Higher Education Conference, the Right to Education Initiative hosted the event ‘Taking stock: the right to higher education in France’.Following a successful roundtable discussion with civil society organisations and researchers in spring 2021, this year’s event gathered state representatives, students and researchers to further advance the discussion on... Read more
Four people standing in front of a banner reading SciencesPo Ecole de droit
26 May 2022
In April, the Sciences Po Law School Clinic students who are currently collaborating with RTE on a project on territorial inequalities in higher education in France won the prestigious Anthony Mainguené Prize.We congratulate students Margaret Harris, Audrey Bergassoli and Hicham Touili-Idrissi, all in their first year of a Master’s in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, and Hawa Diallo, in her... Read more
11 May 2022
The UNESCO World Higher Education Conference, to be held between May 18-20 in a hybrid format, online and live from Barcelona, provides an opportunity for civil society organisations, academics, state representatives, and international organisations to come together and discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to the right to higher education.We have been working on the right to higher... Read more
28 April 2022
This year’s Comparative International Education Society (CIES) conference, held between 18 and 22 April, enjoyed the return of presencial participation after two years of a purely online format. The theme of this year’s hybrid conference was  ‘Illuminating the power of Idea/lism’. During and in the lead up to the conference, RTE co-organised a workshop and participated in a session. Details of... Read more
28 April 2022
RTE has been been working on the right to higher education for some years, and we are delighted to announce that we will be participating in three events in and around UNESCO’s World Higher Education Conference (WHEC 2022), in addition to publishing two key documents. WHEC 2022 will be held in Barcelona on the 18-20 May, in an online-hybrid format. We will be participating in the following... Read more
28 April 2022
On 8 April 2022, RTE and the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) organised a seminar entitled ‘Reclaiming a global common good: the right to Early Childhood Care and Education’ as part of the webinar series on  ECCE and Privatization: towards inclusive access for all‘. The session was the fifth in the OMEP 2021-2 series.During the seminar, OMEP’s World President Mercedes Mayol... Read more
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27 April 2022
On 20 April 2022, a roundtable on the current landscape for the right to education in Latin America brought together civil society representatives from across the continent, in addition to regional human rights body representatives, and academics.The session was divided into two parts: a panel discussion on the Abidjan Principles on the right to education and their relevance in Latin America and... Read more