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Right to Education: UN Special Rapporteur - Ecuador

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Derecho a la educación: Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas anuncia su misión oficial a Ecuador

GINEBRA (5 Septiembre 2012) – El Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre el derecho a la Educación, Kishore Singh, visitará Ecuador del 10 al 17 de septiembre para examinar la situación general del derecho a la educación en el país. El Relator se enfocará en el proceso de reforma educativa y en iniciativas notablemente relacionadas con mejorar la calidad de la educación, así como en la situación de los profesores, y en la igualdad de oportunidades en la educación para todos.

“En la última década, Ecuador ha asumido compromisos importantes para mejorar y expandir el sistema de educación. Estoy particularmente interesado en aprender sobre los esfuerzos emprendidos para asegurar la inversión pública en la educación y para asegurar la calidad de la educación para grupos marginados”, señaló el Relator Singh, quien visitará Ecuador por invitación del Gobierno.

Durante su visita, el experto independiente de las Naciones Unidas mantendrá reuniones con altos funcionarios del Gobierno, incluyendo los Ministros de Educación, de Justicia, de Cultura y Deportes. El Relator se reunirá también con representantes de las agencias de la ONU, la comunidad de donantes y con organizaciones no gubernamentales. El señor Singh visitará también centros educativos en Quito, Guayaquil y en áreas rurales de Cayambe.

Basado en el resultado de los hallazgos, el Relator Especial preparará un informe y formulará recomendaciones para una realización más efectiva del derecho a la educación y para el fortalecimiento del sistema educativo desde esa perspectiva. El informe será presentado ante el Consejo de Derechos Humanos en Junio de 2013.

El señor Singh ofrecerá una conferencia de prensa para compartir sus observaciones y conclusiones preliminares el día Lunes 17 de septiembre a las 12:00 en el edificio de la ONU en el Ecuador, ubicado en la Avda. Amazonas 2889 y la Granja, Quito.

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Kishore Singh (India) es el Relator Especial sobre el derecho a la educación desde agosto de 2010. El Sr. Singh es un catedrático especializado en derecho internacional, que ha trabajado durante muchos años con la UNESCO para la promoción del derecho a la educación y ha asesorado a entidades internacionales, regionales y nacionales sobre temas relacionados con el derecho a la educación. A lo largo de su carrera, el Sr. Singh ha apoyado el desarrollo del derecho a la educación en sus diversas dimensiones y ha trabajado para un mejor entendimiento sobre este derecho como uno reconocido internacionalmente. Para mayor información visite: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Education/SREducation/Pages/SREducationIndex.aspx

ONU Derechos Humanos, página de país – Ecuador: http://www.ohchr.org/SP/Countries/LACRegion/Pages/ECIndex.aspx


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Right to Education: UN Special Rapporteur announces official mission to Ecuador


GENEVA (5 September 2012) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh, will visit Ecuador from 10 to 17 September 2012 to examine the overall situation of the right to education in the country. He will focus on the education reform process, and initiatives relating notably to improving quality in education and teachers status, and equal opportunities in education for all.

“Over the last decade, Ecuador has made important commitments to improve and expand its education system. I am particularly interested in looking at efforts to secure public investment in education and to ensure quality education to marginalized groups,” said Mr. Singh, who will visit Ecuador at the invitation of the Government.

During his visit, the UN independent expert will hold meetings with senior Government officials including the Ministers of Education, of Justice, of Culture and Sports. He will also meet representatives of the UN agencies, the donor community and non-governmental organizations. Mr. Singh will also visit educational centres in Quito, Guayaquil, and rural areas in Cayambe.

Based on the outcome of findings, the Special Rapporteur will prepare a report and make recommendations on more effective realization of the right to education and strengthening the education system in that perspective. This report will be presented at the UN Human Rights Council in June 2013.

Mr. Singh will host a press conference to share his preliminary conclusions and observations on Monday 17 September 2012 at 12.00 at the U.N. Office in Ecuador located at Av. Amazonas 2889 y la Granja, Quito

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Kishore Singh is the Special Rapporteur on the right to education since August 2010. He is an Indian professor specialized in international law, who has worked for many years with UNESCO for the promotion of the right to education, and advised a number of international, regional and national entities on right to education issues. Throughout his career, Mr. Singh has supported the development of the right to education in its various dimensions and worked to better understanding this right as an internationally recognized right. Learn more, log on to: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Education/SREducation/Pages/SREducationIndex.aspx

OHCHR Country Page – Ecuador: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/countries/LACRegion/Pages/ECIndex.aspx

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