EDUCATION DAY: IESALC LAUNCHES WEBINAR ON THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION
On January 24th the International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) joins the celebration of International Education Day, date that was proposed by the United Nations in order to recognize education as a fundamental pillar for sustainable development, as a human right and as a collective social asset.
The occasion will be conducive to assess the place of higher education as a human right, as well as its pending agenda, through the El derecho a la educación (The Right to Education) webinar presented by José Antonio Quinteiro, IESALC program coordinator.
The online presentation proposes a walk through the history of binding and non-binding legal instruments that, since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) to this day, have had an impact on higher education, as well as the transformation of the latter as an enabling agent of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
This webinar is the first of a series scheduled within the framework of the celebration of International Education Day 2020. It will feature the participation of UNESCO Chairs on higher education at an international level with the aim of disseminating their institutions’ experiences and contributions towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
International Education Day Webinar: The right to education
Date: January 24, 2020
Time: 10:00 EST
Place: IESALC Youtube channel
Schedule according to country:
9:00 Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
10:00 Colombia, Ecuador, EE.UU. (EST Time), Jamaica, Panama, Peru.
11:00 Bolivia, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela.
12:00 Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Surinam, Uruguay. 16:00 Spain, France
Preliminary programming of UNESCO Chairs’ webinars
January 30 / Sylvie Didou
UNESCO Chair – Quality Assurance and new providers of Higher Education. Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute) – Mexico
February 6 / Axel Didriksson
UNESCO Chair University and regional integration. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico) – Mexico
February 13 / Norberto Fernández Lamarra
UNESCO Chair Education and future in Latin America and the Caribbean. Universidad Tres de Febrero (Tres de Febrero University) – Argentina
February 20 / Carlos Eduardo García
UNESCO Chair Ethics and Society in higher education. Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (Private Technical University of Loja) – Ecuador
March 19 / Daniel Mato
UNESCO Chair Higher Education and Indigenous and Afro-descendant Peoples in Latin America. Universidad Tres de Febrero (Tres de Febrero University) – Argentina
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