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Right to education

Expectations for education in the world : a contrasting picture
Letter n°17, October 2004



The UNESCO Institute for Statistics has produced The Global Education Digest 2004: Comparing Education Statistics Across the World. This study is the result of the need to measure the progress realised in attaining the international objectives in education of “Education for all” (EPT) and“Objectives for development for the millennium “ (ODM), which are based on access to education, educational success, equality between the sexes and quality education for all children.

The Digest is primarily devoted to evaluating expectations for education, an indicator that measures the number of years of education that a child can hope to complete, pursuant to the level of education that now exists. More



Indigenous children
Letter n°14, May 2004


At the end of the International Decade for Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004), UNICEF’s Innocenti Centre has recently published a descriptive study entitled “Ensuring the rights of indigenous children”. From the Greek words “autos” and “khtôn”, the French word for indigenous, “autochtone” means belonging to oneself, inherent, living in the same place.

It is estimated that there are 300 million indigenous people in the world and of the more than 6,000 registered languages, approximately three-quarters are spoken by indigenous groups. More






The Right to Education for Roma Children
Letter n°6, june 2003




For over 25 years, Les Voyageurs School has been supporting the socio-academic integration of Roma ("Gypsy") and itinerant children in a parking lot in Dijon. In other respects, Les Voyageurs is a typical French public school. The school’s educational project is part of an effort to assure that Roma children may develop to their full potential. As such, it provides a common ground wherein their culture of origin and classroom culture are able to co-exist.More




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