Last week OIDEL participated in the OIEC Council in Beirut. OIEC- Catholic International Education Office, is the entity that represents Catholic Education around the world. ( 70% of non-governmental schools are catholic).
The Council of the OIEC was from Thursday 27th until Saturday 29th of April. Many issues were discussed but we would like to highlight the presentation of the new OIEC representation around the International Organizations.
OIDEL made a presentation on “Education 2030: The role of civil society”. The presentation was an occasion to present the new challenges of the international community and to show the role of the Catholic Education in the implementation of the new agenda. Moreover, OIDEL took the opportunity to show how Catholic Education can improve the realization of the right to education in other UN mechanisms.
Among the events OIDEL took part, we can highlight the participation on two other events. One of these was an audience with Lebanon’s President, Michel Aoun, in the Baabda Palace. The other one, was the participation on a conference about the importance of the TIC for the realization of the right to education. The conference was organized by the Lebanese Catholic Education and the Ministry of Education of Lebanon.
The whole trip was a wonderful experience and we look forward that OIDEL can play an important role in this new phase of the OIEC, and we also look forward to contribute with all the regions and countries that are a part of it.