MDGs and the right to education, policy briefs from the RTE Project

(see: United Nations’ Millenium Development Goals – …/ eight international development goals that all 192 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations have agreed to achieve by the year 2015 … )

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Received by e-mail, Fom: Peter Hyll-Larsen, Date: 16/09/2010

What happened to education as a human right? Still not too late for the MDGs! World leaders take on the MDGs this week in New York. The Right to Education Project has prepared strong and clear policy briefs with recommendations to inspire on education rights. Read them here: 

The Project’s distinguished advisory panelists Christopher Colclough and Elaine Unterhalter have also written a strong message on connecting education and gender with development economics in the MDGs. Click here to read their article.

“Achieving the international targets for education is a crucial part of delivering basic human rights to the world’s population. It is clearly in the interests of both rich and poor nations to do so, underlining that promoting human rights and sound economics support, rather than contradict each other. This is an emphatic positive message that must go to world leaders in New York.

The nations of the world must remain committed to achieving the right to education – both as an end in itself and as a powerful tool for achieving human emancipation and advancement. That is as true for the industrialised world as it is for the rest of our global population. This can be achieved in New York; delegates just need the courage to make the connection.”

For more information, contact and links visit Right to Education project.

“everyone has the right to education” (UDHR 1948).

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