The Human Right to Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Joint Statement

GCE was one of convenors of this joint statement, signed by twenty two international civil society organisations, calling for the human right to education to be recognised and placed at the heart of the post-2015 development framework by member states of the United Nations. Following several rounds of reporting from a variety of the groups informing the development of the post-2015 goals, there is real concern that the human right to education will not form the heart of the development goal on education.

The twenty two organisations involved in this joint call included:Global Campaign for Education (GCE), International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), Education International (EI), Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE), Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE), Arab Campaign for Education for All (ACEA), Africa Network Campaign for Education for All (ANCEFA), Latin American and Caribbean Council for Popular Education (CEAAL), Women’s Popular Education Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (REPEM), Ayuda en Accion, European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), Global March Against Child Labor, ActionAid International, Oxfam International, DVV International, Plan International, Save the Children International, VSO, Results, IBIS, The Right to Education Project and Open Society Foundations. To announce this call, an event was held during UN General Assembly week in New York, NY. The event saw keynote speeches from the Minister for Education of Timor-Leste, His Excellency Bendito dos Santos Freitas and the UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Education, Kishore Singh, alongside representatives of the Government of France, UNESCO, UNICEF, UN Women and GCE, ICAE and Education International.

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