Notable Developments

CSO Joint Statement at the 2021 Global Education Summit

A joint statement issued by 36 CSOs calling on governments to make robust funding commitments for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), and urging GPE and its partners to
use the money raised during the summit in support of free public education and to ensure that no funding is used to support commercial actors, in accordance with human rights requirements.

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Public Education Works - Five lessons from low- and middle-income countries

A Policy Brief produced collaboratively by working members of the Privatisation Education and Human Rights Consortium (PEHRC) reviewing 7 case studies on positive public education in developing countries.

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Enough Is Enough - A Poem

A moving poem titled "Enough is Enough" recited by Kiira Brian Alex during a memorial organised by ISER under the Coalition for Quality Public Services to remember loved ones lost due to Covid 19 on 9th June 2021.

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CSO recommendations on ODA eligibility of spending related to Covid-19 vaccines

 A CSO Statement by various organisations including ISER to the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) on oversees Development Agency (ODA)  eligibility of spending related to Covid-19 vaccines urging them not to unduly valorise donor countries that hoarded vaccines for a behaviour that exacerbated vaccine inequality in the first place.

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ISER Press Statement on UN Public Service Day

A press statement issued in commemoration of the United Nations Public Service Day

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ISER Press Statement on Day of the African Child

A press statement issued in commemoration of the Day of the African Child

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Uganda: Covid-19 Pandemic Fueling Child Labor

A Press Release during the launch of the report "I Must Work to Eat": Covid-19, Poverty, and Child labor in Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda

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Civil society expresses concerns that the WHO could be encouraging the commercialisation and privatisation of healthcare amidst the COVID-19 crisis

On the first day of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s World Health Assembly (24th May 2021), 8 civil society organisations sent an open letter to the Deputy Director-General of the WHO raising concerns about a recent report published by the WHO that could encourage the privatisation of healthcare amidst a COVID-19 pandemic that re-emphasised the challenges of commercialisation of healthcare systems, and without the necessary open debate that such an issue requires.

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