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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. Equity and inclusion

    Women in Trade Unions and in Education: From Words to Action | 2nd Education International World Women's Conference

    Conference Report

    15 May 2014

    The second EI World Women’s Conference – Women in Trade Unions and in Education: From Words to Action - took place in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, April 7th-9th 2014, and focused on some of the issues that negatively affect women within education trade unions, and women and girls within education...

    Women in Trade Unions and in Education: From Words to Action | 2nd Education International World Women's Conference
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  2. Trade union rights are human rights 16 May 2011

    Iraq withdraws recognition of trade unions

    Education International (EI) has condemned the recent interference of the Iraqi government in the internal affairs of the Iraqi trade unions.

    Iraq withdraws recognition of trade unions
  3. Equity and inclusion

    On the Move for Equality | EI’s First World Women’s Conference

    Conference Report

    14 March 2011

    On the Move for Equality, EI’s first world women’s conference took place in Bangkok, Thailand, 20-23 January, 2011. This report outlines the discussions and outcomes of this ground-breaking event.

    On the Move for Equality | EI’s First World Women’s Conference
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  4. Union renewal and development 1 July 2010

    Iraq: Cooperation delivers quality training for Iraqi teachers

    A long planned programme for training and development of teacher trade unionism in Iraq has begun under the expert guidance of NASUWT, an EI affiliate in Britain.

    Iraq: Cooperation delivers quality training for Iraqi teachers
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 5 May 2010

    Iraqi workers demand their rights

    Workers in Iraq have launched a campaign to see their fundamental rights at work respected, and to be able to set up and to join free and independent trade unions. EI is encouraging all affiliates to support this momentum by calling on the new government to introduce labour laws that...

    Iraqi workers demand their rights
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 26 February 2010

    Iraq: EI protests against the continued harassment of union leaders

    EI is very concerned about the continuous governmental interference the Iraqi Teachers' Union (ITU) is experiencing. The ITU, an organisation currently applying for EI membership, continues to face extreme attacks from the Iraqi government which wants to control the union.

    Iraq: EI protests against the continued harassment of union leaders
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 2 June 2008

    Iraqi Teachers’ Union asserts its independence from all political blocs

    The Iraqi Teachers’ Union (ITU) is calling on its members and branch leaders to be vigilant in protecting their organisation from being used by any political party or group in the months leading up to the governorate elections expected before October.

    Iraqi Teachers’ Union asserts its independence from all political blocs
  8. Standards and working conditions 1 January 2007

    Iraqi academics at grave risk

    On 14 November 2006 paramilitary gunmen uniformed as Iraqi National Police commandos raided a Ministry of Education building in Baghdad. Arriving without warning, they swiftly arrested roughly 100 members of staff whose names were on their list, along with others.

    Iraqi academics at grave risk
  9. Standards and working conditions 21 November 2006

    EI protests against killing of teachers in Iraq

    "Teachers should be guaranteed a safe and secure working environment," says EI in a letter addressed to the President of Iraq, Jalal Talabani, on 16 November. Since February this year, 180 teachers have been killed and up to 100 have been kidnapped.

    EI protests against killing of teachers in Iraq