Taking the right to education seriously

02 October 2019

The right to education is a priority of many States, international institutions, and even private actors. But, what does this mean in actual practice? How does it apply in a world that is constantly changing, where climate and migration emergencies are fast rising, and where private actors are taking on a more prominent role? 

On 24 October 2019, please join us for our next IIEP Strategic Debate on how to take the right to education seriously. We will look at the new Abidjan Principles, a milestone tool on the path to turn the right to education into practice, and its potential to address some of these crucial questions. 

The presentation will be made by two experts who supported the drafting process, and are now working on the follow-up and implementation:
Sylvain Aubry, from the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Delphine Dorsi from the Right to Education Initiative. They will focus on the right to education and how policy-makers and education planners can use the Abidjan Principles. Peter Colenso, Senior Adviser for the Global Schools Forum, will join the Debate as discussant. Amélie Gagnon, from IIEP-UNESCO, will moderate. 

 

When: Thursday, 24 October 2019

4pm – 6pm (CEST) followed by a cocktail

Where: IIEP-UNESCO auditorium

7-9 rue Eugene Delacroix, 75116 Paris

This event will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into French.

Watch the webcast

Not in Paris? We will be livestreaming this debate in both English and French. Make sure to register here to receive a reminder and link to the web cast. 

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More on the 2019 Strategic Debates 

One in five children between the ages of 6 and 17 is out of school, according to estimates from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. In the world’s poorest countries, the figure rises to one in three. Furthermore, many of those who are in school are failing to learn the basics, with as many as 6 in 10 children of primary and lower secondary age not achieving minimum proficiency levels in mathematics and reading. What will it take to remove all barriers and finally get all children and youth learning? What kinds of collaboration, innovation, and evidenced-based planning and policy-making can finally open the door to equal opportunity in education for all?

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