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The right to education has been recognized by the United Nations and several governments around the world.
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Education is formal institutional instructions and the right to education in this sense is protected by international human rights provisions. The 1960 UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education stipulates that noone should be denied access to education. This page shows an automatic compilation of all DW content on education-related topics.
COVID-19 has disrupted children's education all over the world. Lockdowns and shutdowns have caused much more than kids missing out on school's curriculums though — it's taken a toll on their mental health, too. Can drones help in getting medicine and vaccines to remote areas? And how to best tackle COVID misinformation — volunteers in India try to encourage people to take the vaccine.
Only a few people live on the Aeolian islands in Italy during winter. The population is declining – if the school closes, the village will become nothing more than a pretty backdrop. That's why every effort is being made to keep these mini-schools alive – and digitalization is proving to be a great help. Natalie Muller has this story by Lisa Weiß.
When the world went into lockdown last year, schools in many countries experienced a once in a lifetime kind of shutdown. It was unprecedented. But for the children in the valley of Kashmir, that was nothing new. For the last decade, uprisings and violence have shut down schools indefinitely, affecting their upbringing and future, as Furkan Latif Khan has been finding out.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants to limit teaching about homosexuality and transgender topics in schools. Hungarians will get the chance to vote on the issue, perhaps on the same day as next year's national election.
We head to the Comoros Islands, where the world's demand for ylang ylang oil is leaving the region bare and its makers shorthanded. And hear why environmental groups and politicians in Barcelona are angry over plans to attract more tourists. Plus, we speak with a journalist who has investigated the influence of the fossil fuel industry in American schools' climate change education.