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  1. Equity and inclusion 17 June 2022

    Afghanistan: International solidarity to face human and education rights violations

    International solidarity was reaffirmed at a webinar on Protecting the Right to Education of Girls in Afghanistan organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Unite the Union. Participants took stock of the educational and trade union situation in the country.

    Afghanistan: International solidarity to face human and education rights violations
  2. Standards and working conditions 17 June 2022

    Israel: Union takes strike action to demand better working conditions to avoid losing more teachers

    The Israel Teachers’ Union (ITU) has been engaging recently in rolling strikes across the country to demand decent working conditions and a fair wage agreement reflecting the importance, significance, and complexity of working as an educator in these challenging times.

    Israel: Union takes strike action to demand better working conditions to avoid losing more teachers
  3. Standards and working conditions 15 June 2022

    Education International reaffirms the crucial role of social dialogue for quality education systems

    In her address to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Education International Deputy General Secretary Haldis Holst, stressed the need forsocial dialogue to establish education policies and ensure decent working conditions of all education personnel.

    Education International reaffirms the crucial role of social dialogue for quality education systems
  4. Equity and inclusion 13 June 2022

    Using women’s power for change: Education unionists come together for the 4th Education International World Women’s Conference

    From 13 to 16 June, record numbers of women education unionists from around the world are coming together online for the 4th Education International World Women’s Conference. Under the theme, “Using Women’s Power for Change”, the Conference is a festival of ideas, experiences, and strategies to advance gender equality in...

    Using women’s power for change: Education unionists come together for the 4th Education International World Women’s Conference
  5. Union renewal and development 12 June 2022

    Solidarity sparks union renewal programme in Asia-Pacific

    Thanks to the support of the Australian Education Union (AEU), the Education International’s Asia-Pacific (EIAP) regional office/Council of Pacific Education (COPE) was able to organise a strategic planning meeting on trade union renewal for members of the Fiji Teachers’ Union and the Fijian Teachers’ Association.

    Solidarity sparks union renewal programme in Asia-Pacific
  6. Union renewal and development 10 June 2022

    Solidarity sparks union renewal programme in Asia-Pacific

    Thanks to the support of the Australian Education Union (AEU), the Education International’s Asia-Pacific (EIAP) regional office/Council of Pacific Education (COPE) was able to organise a strategic planning meeting on trade union renewal for members of the Fiji Teachers’ Union and the Fijian Teachers’ Association.

    Solidarity sparks union renewal programme in Asia-Pacific
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 9 June 2022

    Afghanistan: Union ensures the distribution of allowances to unpaid teachers

    The National Teachers Elected Council (NTEC) has played a key role in ensuring that UNICEF’s badly needed emergency funds reach teachers across Afghanistan and advocating for secondary girls access to education be reinstated.

    Afghanistan: Union ensures the distribution of allowances to unpaid teachers
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 June 2022

    Attacks on education increased worldwide during pandemic

    Education International is deeply saddened after the release of the latest report published by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) indicating that over 9,000 students, teachers, and academics were harmed, injured, or killed in attacks on education during armed conflict over the past two years. It reiterates...

    Attacks on education increased worldwide during pandemic
  9. Leading the profession 25 May 2022

    United States: Teachers demand immediate action on guns, as 21 are killed in elementary school shooting

    Educators around the world stand in solidarity and grieve with the students, teachers, school staff, parents, and the entire community of Uvalde, Texas – the scene of yet another school shooting that has taken the lives of 19 children and 2 teachers in the United States.

    United States: Teachers demand immediate action on guns, as 21 are killed in elementary school shooting
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 25 May 2022

    Afghanistan: As the Taliban regime undermines education, peace and human rights, Education International and its member organisations step up their actions

    Education International’s Afghanistan Teachers’ Rights Observatory (ATRO), to be launched in September 2022, is the latest in a series of strong actions undertaken demonstrating the global education community’s solidarity with Afghan educators and populations, who are undergoing great hardship under the rule of the Taliban.

    Afghanistan: As the Taliban regime undermines education, peace and human rights, Education International and its member organisations step up their actions
  11. Democracy 23 May 2022

    Rabat Declaration underlines the need for international standards to bring all political abuses of religions to a halt

    The participants in the Rabat Global Conference held in Morocco’s capital city from May 11-12 adopted the Declaration reasserting the need to coordinate efforts to build global consensus on setting international rules to eliminate the use of religion in violating human rights. They called on the international community and all...

    Rabat Declaration underlines the need for international standards to bring all political abuses of religions to a halt
  12. Leading the profession 19 May 2022

    Technology in education: Strengthening the leadership of the teaching profession

    A major area of interest before the pandemic, the use of technology in education has become a key priority for Education International in the context of the sudden and large-scale expansion of technology in the sector as a result of Covid-induced lockdowns. EI’s work in this area includes the development...

    Technology in education: Strengthening the leadership of the teaching profession
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 May 2022

    Global conference: Education is the key tool to end child labour

    Education International and its member organisations underlined the importance of educators and their unions to eradicate child labour during the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour held in Durban, South Africa, from 15-20 May. They also highlighted the need to provide teachers with training, and to ensure...

    Global conference: Education is the key tool to end child labour
  14. Standards and working conditions 18 May 2022

    Governments must uphold migrant workers’ rights, access to justice and decent work

    Education International has joined other Global Union Federations in pushing the world’s governments to fully implement the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) formally endorsed by the UN General Assembly on 19 December 2018. They aim to ensure the GCM adheres to human and labour rights standards,...

    Governments must uphold migrant workers’ rights, access to justice and decent work
  15. Standards and working conditions 17 May 2022

    Decent work for education support personnel now!

    On the occasion of World Education Support Personnel (ESP) Day , Education International organised a virtual event where member organisations representing ESP at all education levels and in every corner of the globe highlighted the crucial yet underrecognised role played by ESP in quality education systems, as well as the...

    Decent work for education support personnel now!
  16. Future of work in education 16 May 2022

    The voice of educators at the UNESCO World Higher Education Conference

    The 3rd World Higher Education Conference brought together the global higher education community to reflect on how to address the impact of the pandemic and design the future of higher education to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Organised by UNESCO, the Conference took place from...

    The voice of educators at the UNESCO World Higher Education Conference