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.
Five years ago, all countries committed to strive for Sustaiinable Developement Goals and reach them by 2030. A special broadcast produced this year, featuring international stars, human rights activists and scientists looks at the most pressing tasks ahead. US actor Julia Roberts is the host of this half hour special "Nations United - Urgent Solutions for urgent times"
The Christian tradition of Saint Nicholas usually means it's time for small gifts and chocolate, especially for kids. But for others, the tradition has a dark side: The Netherlands' Zwarte Piet or Black Pete depicts a helper of Saint Nicholas dressed in blackface. And: Chocolate isn't so sweet for West African chocolate producers.
The University of Maiduguri in Nigeria stayed open despite the decade-long insurgency from Boko Haram. However, the threats and attacks on members of the institution from Boko Haram, which the terror groups sees as a bastion of Western education, has taken its toll on students and educators alike.