11/06/2016 - The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) has recommended that the UK government stops investing in low-fee private schools in developing countries, in its most recent observations released on 9 June 2016.
Following meetings held... .. Read More
08/06/2016 - A respected Canadian academic has been released without charge following his arrest in Uganda last week while undertaking research for global teachers’ federation Education International. As part of his work on the privatisation of education, Curtis Riep... .. Read More
02/06/2016 - At a United Nations conference this week in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, delegates from around the world gathered to discuss the importance of education in fulfilling the new global development agenda. The conference, 'Education for Global Citizenship:... .. Read More
25/05/2016 - 462 million school-aged children – or one in four around the world – live in countries affected by crisis. 75 million are either in danger of, or are already, missing out on their right to a free, quality education. Education empowers and promotes... .. Read More
08/03/2016 - This year’s International Women’s Day falls just six months after the launch of the most ambitious development agenda in history. World leaders have pledged to ‘leave no-one behind’ and ensure gender equality by 2030. This is a huge undertaking, despite... .. Read More
07/03/2016 - Following the publication of the proposed global indicators – by which governments will measure their efforts to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals – 214 civil society organisations, academics, and education professionals across the world have... .. Read More
18/02/2016 - The last 15 years have seen the number of children and young people who are not in school fall by almost half. Every child should be able to access their right to education, and the world has made strides in the right direction - but it’s imperative... .. Read More
04/02/2016 - Seven and a half million Syrian children are estimated to have grown up knowing nothing but war.
One in four Syrian schools has been damaged, destroyed or occupied, and 2.1 million children still living in Syria are out of school. Many of these... .. Read More
20/01/2016 - The Global Campaign for Education is dismayed by the news of another deadly terror attack on an educational institution in Pakistan today. The gun and bomb attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda killed 19 people, and wounded over 50 others; while... .. Read More
10/12/2015 - December 10th - Human Rights Day – commemorates the day on which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948. It also marks the launch of a campaign celebrating the 50th anniversary of the two International Covenants... .. Read More
Organisation: VSO International
Purna Shrestha Education Policy & Advocacy Advisor