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

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The 2015 will see the deadline of the eight Millennium Development Goals set after the 2000 Millennium Declaration. Likewise, the six internationally agreed education goals aim to meet the learning needs of all children, youth and adults, UNESCO’s Education for All Goals are due by 2015.
As we assess where we are regarding the development and education framework towards 2015, a new net of sustainable development goals and framework is being discussed and going to take place from 2015 onwards according to the results of the Rio+20 Conferences.

Civil society organizations have been mobilizing toward reshaping the post-2015 development and education framework by engaging in the processes to set the post Rio+20 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), MDGs, EFA goals and CONFINTEA.
Based on this complex scenario, and the proposals and recommendations of the ICAE Strategic Seminar held in Marrakesh in October 2012, ICAE is putting special emphasis on the 2015 process and is backing up and supporting all its members to build their capacities to mobilize, at national level, the common advocacy agenda.

Therefore, in the setting of the post-2015 Development and Education Agenda, it is an imperative for ICAE, to secure prioritization of education policies that guarantee the right to Adult Learning and Education (ALE).
We affirm that ALE is a State responsibility, but also we believe it is essential to involve civil society to support the demands for the right to an integral education, formal and non formal. In this sense, ICAE backs and supports its national and regional members to build their capacities to mobilize at national level a common advocacy agenda and to call for a reinforcement of our action, by unifying our networks.
At the same time, we maintain, strengthen and forge new alliances with civil society organizations working on education to share the challenges of education with other global social movements and to put forward the right to lifelong learning as a shared goal.
Thus, ICAE participates in global consultations, carries out advocacy actions and participates in key spaces at global and regional level. In addition, on a regular basis, ICAE produces advocacy materials (guides, leaflets, calls for action, etc.).

 

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Advocacy

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ADVOCACY FOR THE RIGHT TO ADULT EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING

The objective is to raise awareness and influence public opinion to promote action by decision-makers to secure the right to learn of women and men, at national, regional and global levels, through a policy of advocacy and networking, while highlighting the key role of adult learning and education (ALE) in the global agenda.

During the last period, ICAE, together with other civil society organizations have mobilized toward reshaping the post-2015 development agenda by engaging in the processes to set the post-Rio+20 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), MDGs and EFA goals. Based on the proposals and recommendations of ICAE Strategic Seminar held in Marrakesh in 2012, and this post-2015 scenario, Program 1 of ICAE Strategic Plan has put special emphasis on the 2015 process.

Therefore, ICAE has backed and supported its national and regional members to build their capacities to mobilize at national level the common advocacy agenda and to call for a reinforcement of our action, by articulating our networks in the context. At the same time, we have maintained, strengthened and forged new alliances with civil society organizations working on education to share the challenges of education with other global social movements and to put forward the right to education and lifelong learning as a shared goal. In this sense, ICAE has participated in several global consultations, has carried out advocacy actions and participated in key spaces at global and regional level, and has produced advocacy materials such as the Advocacy Guide in supplements.

A visible result of the coordinated work with partner CSOs for advocacy, was the organization of three side events. These events were organized in coordination and working closely with civil society actors such as the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), and Education International (EI). With them, we have joined forces so as to participate in the key milestones of the process and a number of meetings in New York with member states’ representatives, as well as United Nations Agencies and other Civil Society Organizations.

•    “The Right to Education in the Post - 2015 Development Agenda”, September 24th, New York, The 1st side event took place within the framework of the 68th UNGA, where ICAE was able to push for the right to Lifelong Learning and Education and acquire visibility. As a result of our intervention in the panel we were approached by Open Society Foundation, Hugh McLean, and UN Women Deputy Director, Lakshmi Puri, who acknowledged the absence of adult education and adult literacy in the post-2015 debates and stated their interest in collaborating with us to put forward adult education in the agenda.

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•    “Right to Quality Education”, December 10th, New York. The 2nd side event was organized during the Sixth Session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On December 10th, date on which the International Human Rights Day is celebrated, the Education International (EI), the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the International Institute of Education held a reception in New York under the umbrella of Global Education First Initiative, to discuss the right to quality education. The meeting, parallel to the 6th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals of the UN General Assembly, had the participation of Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary of Education International, a representative of the Robert F. Center Kennedy for Justice and Human Rights and Camilla Crosso, President of the Global Campaign for Education. The event also featured speeches from the director of UNESCO in New York and Ambassador of Mozambique to the United Nations.

 

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•    “Education and human rights: a key to sustainable development”, December 11th, New York. ICAE co-convened a breakfast for members of the Open Working Group states, together with the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations with EI, GCE, OSF, to raise awareness and build alliances with key regional organizations, regional UN groups and key OWG member states from the different regions on the importance of a rights- based approach to education as a central component of the post-2015 development agenda.

 

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