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Historic UN resolution urges States to regulate education providers and support public education

Press release, 11th July 2016 Regulate education providers and invest in public education, urged the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in a historic resolution made public on Friday, and welcomed by 24 civil society organisations. The resolution, which was adopted during the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council (13 June to 1 July 2016), […]

July 10, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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UN: UK financial support to private education in developing countries in contravention of human rights

Version pdf sur: http://bit.ly/29lhdPj  Press Release, Geneva, 5 July 2016 In a landmark report, which has just been published, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) expressed its concerns that in some cases UK development aid “has been reportedly used for activities in contravention of economic, social and cultural rights in the receiving […]

July 5, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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UK Fails to Give a Clear Response to yet another UN Body Challenging its Support to Commercial Schools

Press statement (Geneva, 16 June 2016) A week after the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child expressed concerns about the UK’s funding of commercial private schools in developing countries, today another UN body challenged the UK on the legality of how it spends its development aid, adding to mounting pressure on the UK […]

June 17, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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The UN says UK development aid to commercial private schools could violate children’s rights

To remain informed about key developments on private actors and the right to education, sign up to our mailing list: http://bit.ly/privatnews In French: http://bit.ly/1V1L0uo (London, 10 June 2016) In an unprecedented statement made public on 9 June 2016, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) expressed concerns about the UK “funding of […]

June 10, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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UK could be harming children’s rights abroad – and the Government fails to comment

  Geneva, 24 May 2016 The United Kingdom’s (UK) controversial support for commercial, low-cost private schools in developing countries has been questioned by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.(1) The UK Department for International Development’s support for the for-profit primary and pre-primary school chain, Bridge International Academies (BIA) was singled out as a particular […]

May 24, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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La société civile francophone se mobilise contre la marchandisation de l’éducation dans le monde

A l’occasion de la Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie, une coalition d’organisations francophones de la société civile[1] se mobilise contre la marchandisation de l’éducation, le 15 mars 2016, au siège de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). Cette mobilisation fait suite, au niveau international, à une croissance sans précédent des acteurs […]

March 12, 2016 in Event, Press Releases, Right to education by

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After the UN, the African Commission cautions against privatisation in education in Uganda

In a series of recommendations published last week, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) expressed its deep concerns about the growth and lack of regulation of private schools in Uganda, which could be in violation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ rights.  The African Commission expressed its worry that […]

March 2, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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The United Nation raises alarm about the lack of regulation and donor support in education in Kenya

PRESS RELEASE – Tuesday 9th February 2016 The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) published last week a report assessing the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the Government of Kenya. In these “Concluding Observations”, the Committee expressed its concern about the “Low quality of education and rapid […]

February 9, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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Two expert human rights bodies worried about the commercialization of education in Kenya

Désolé, vous avez probablement été redirigé sur cette page par erreur. Si vous cherchez la page liée au mail “Mobilisation de la société civile et 57 chefs d’Etat de la Francophonie prennent un engagement sans précédent contre la marchandisation de l’éducation”, veuillez suivre ce lien: http://bit.ly/2fMToWo.    Sorry, you may have been directed to this page by […]

November 20, 2015 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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Organisations across the world say British aid to private schools could violate human rights abroad

Press release, London, 15th October 2015 A group organisations have expressed concern today that the British government could be violating the right to education with its support for the growth of private schools across Africa and south Asia. International and British organisations as well as teachers’ unions have joined campaigners from countries including Kenya, Uganda […]

October 14, 2015 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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