Resolution on the Situation in Palestine

published 28 July 2001 updated 31 March 2017

The Third World Congress of Education International, meeting in Jomtien, Thailand, from 25 to 29 July, 2001:

1. Notes with concern the dangerous escalation of the Israelo-Palestinian conflict, the principal victims of which are children, owing to the non-application of the UN resolutions and to the non-respect of the peace agreements signed between the two parties;

2. Considers the appeals for peace launched by the international community;

3. Acknowledges the wish of the Israeli teacher trade union (ITU) to open a dialogue with the Palestinian trade union leaders;

4. Acknowledges the role played by the Palestinian teacher trade union (GUPT) to support peace and justice;

5. Calls for

a. the ending of all violence and the immediate application of the ceasefire without preconditions;

b. the end of colony settlements on Palestinian territories;

c. the resumption of the negociations in search of a global, equitable and sustainable peace on the basis of the agreements reached and the recognition of the legitimate rights of the two people recognised by the UN;

d. all pupils and students to be able to attend school and university safely;

6. Decides to send an EI delegation to investigate the conditions of teachers and students in the Palestinian territories and in Israel;

7. Decides to organise an international conference of the Arab teacher trade unions affiliated to EI;

8. Decides to continue to organise, as shortly as possible, the conference, including peace and justice, entitled Learning to Live Together.