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Arab Countries

  1. Arab Countries
  2. Caribbean Union of Teachers
  3. Council of Pacific Education

The Arab Countries Cross-regional Structure brings together education unions from Arabic speaking countries in the Africa and Asia Pacific regions.

The cross-regional structure facilitates cooperation among members, helping education unions join forces and exchange best practices to address their common challenges.

To find out more about our work in Arab countries, please click here.

  1. Democracy 8 October 2021

    Yemen: Education union takes the lead in ensuring freedom and quality education despite war

    Education International stands in solidarity with the Yemen Teachers Syndicate (YTS), which continues its struggle to ensure that teachers’ human and trade human rights are respected. The YTS is also campaigning for teachers’ salaries to be paid by public authorities, so teachers can focus on delivering quality public education to...

    Yemen: Education union takes the lead in ensuring freedom and quality education despite war
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 October 2021

    Statement on the International Day of the Girl 2021 | Digital Generation. Our Generation

    This year’s commemorations of the International Day of the Girl (October 11th) will highlight the ‘digital realities and the solutions [girls] need to excel on their diverse pathways as technologists for freedom of expression, joy, and boundless potential ’.

    Statement on the International Day of the Girl 2021 | Digital Generation. Our Generation
  3. Climate action and literacy

    Teach for the Planet | An Education Unionist’s Guide to Climate Education Advocacy

    Alanah Torralba

    30 September 2021

    We can still avoid the worst consequences of climate change if we start making critical changes today. This is where teachers can make a difference: by educating students and their communities about the pathways to a more livable and equitable future.

    Teach for the Planet | An Education Unionist’s Guide to Climate Education Advocacy
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  4. Leading the profession 21 September 2021

    World Teachers’ Day 2021 | Always present: Paying tribute, taking action

    The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an enormous toll on education. Beyond school closures and lost learning, countless educators, union members, and leaders of our profession have died. The losses are staggering. Every day we receive notices from around the globe of colleagues who are no longer with us.

    World Teachers’ Day 2021 | Always present: Paying tribute, taking action
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 3 September 2021

    Iraq: Renewed commitment to improve operation and delivery of education in Kurdistan

    Quality education and health and safety in education received a boost with a recent visit from Kurdistan’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research to the Secretariat of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU). Both parties reiterated their commitment to seeking best solutions to protect the education community and guarantee quality...

    Iraq: Renewed commitment to improve operation and delivery of education in Kurdistan
  6. Democracy 20 August 2021

    Jordan: Court declares education union leader innocent of spreading false news

    Education International welcomes the acquittal of Jordanian Teachers’ Association (JTA) Vice-President Dr. Nasser Al-Nawasra. The appeal court in Amman ruled that he was innocent of the misdemeanor of broadcasting false and exaggerated news undermining the prestige of the State.

    Jordan: Court declares education union leader innocent of spreading false news
  7. COVID-19: Education unions stand united and mobilise

    Facing the pandemic: Educators lead in solidarity for an equitable recovery

    14 July 2021
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 July 2021

    Educators in the Arab countries ready to rebuild education systems despite challenges

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive loss of human life and an unprecedented challenge to public health, education systems and the economy in the Arab region. Education unions remain committed to quality education, advocating for their students and members and rebuilding with equity.

    Educators in the Arab countries ready to rebuild education systems despite challenges
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 9 July 2021

    Arab educators and their unions ready to rebuild education and shape the future of their work

    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the education sector, the future of work, climate change action, the protection of human and trade union rights, and safeguarding democracy were at the heart of discussions during the 5th Conference of Education International's Arab Countries Cross-Regional Structure (ACCRS).

    Arab educators and their unions ready to rebuild education and shape the future of their work
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 7 July 2021

    Iraq: Social dialogue leads to a roadmap for quality education

    During their meeting with the Education Minister of the Iraqi region of Kurdistan, leaders the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) were able to address several crucial educational issues. This led to the elaboration of a roadmap aiming to improve the educational system.

    Iraq: Social dialogue leads to a roadmap for quality education
  11. Climate action and literacy 1 July 2021

    Education International, the OECD and UNESCO join forces to support teacher collaboration on climate education

    Launched during an online event co-hosted by Education International, the OECD and UNESCO on 1 July, the Global Teaching Insights initiative is part of Education International’s Teach for the Planet campaign . The project features an online platform where teachers can connect with colleagues from around the world to share...

    Education International, the OECD and UNESCO join forces to support teacher collaboration on climate education
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 June 2021

    Lebanon: Teacher unions committed to delivering quality education amidst worst economic crisis in 30 years

    Lebanon has been hit with two extraordinary crises in the past two years: the explosion of the Beirut port and the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Lebanese educators and their unions have risen to the challenges presented by public health, economic, and refugee crises.

    Lebanon: Teacher unions committed to delivering quality education amidst worst economic crisis in 30 years
  13. Equity and inclusion 12 June 2021

    Statement ATUC-EI | World Day Against Child Labour

    The Arab Trade Union Confederation and Education international have issued a statement concerning the Arab region on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June.

    Statement ATUC-EI | World Day Against Child Labour
  14. Democracy 26 May 2021

    Israel and Palestine: Education International calls for immediate action to ensure lasting peace

    Education International Executive Board Statement

    While a ceasefire is critical to end this month’s violence between Israel and Hamas, it cannot lead to a lasting and permanent peace if the underlying causes of the violence remain unresolved. This is the moment for ending both the occupation and the blockade. It is critically important for rebuilding...

    Israel and Palestine: Education International calls for immediate action to ensure lasting peace
  15. Leading the profession 19 May 2021

    Iraq: Financial wellbeing of teachers at heart of KTU demands

    Salaries and building budgets were among recent proposals the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) presented to the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Kurdistan’s Regional Government. The proposals are aimed at enhancing the condition of teachers and the education system.

    Iraq: Financial wellbeing of teachers at heart of KTU demands