New Reference Resource: “The Right to Education Global Database”
Released online by UNESCO about five days ago.
From the UNESCO Web Site:
“>The Right to Education Global Database is a unique portal designed to be a practical tool for monitoring, research and advocacy. It already hosts a library of over 1,000 official documents, including constitutions, legislation and policies on education from nations across the globe.
The online platform aims to inform key players on the legal status of education worldwide and foster regional and international cooperation.
Documents available in the online library also include the newly adopted Constitution of Egypt (2014), the Constitution of Dominican Republic (2010), and the latest amendments to the Constitution of Zimbabwe (2013), which all enshrine the right to education. Other legal texts such as the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act – Pakistan (2012) and Argentina’s Resolution on Special Education (2011) can also be accessed online. The platform has other documents such as, Bhutan’s Education Sector Strategy for 2020, Chile’s Education Plan for 2009-2020 and Mozambique’s Education Strategic Plan for 2012-2016.
The database is aimed at ministries involved in education, civil society organisations, researchers and students. As well as monitoring the implementation of the right to education and assisting research efforts, the database is a powerful advocacy tool for promoting key areas such as access, quality, free and compulsory education and equity.
The Right to Education Global Database is interactive and will be regularly updated with the latest documents and research. Users are encouraged to share official national documents on this topic.
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