[2016-10-28] Bombing of Syrian schools sparks outrage within the education community
Global condemnation has been swift and fierce following the bombings of schools in the cities of Hass and Aleppo, which have left at least 25 children and six teachers dead among scores of injured.
[2016-10-14] Education unions pay tribute to New Zealand’s Helen Kelly
A former teacher and union leader, Ms Kelly is being remembered by friends, colleagues and the global teaching community for her lifelong commitment to quality public education both at home and around the world.
[2016-10-11] Nepal: Failure of government to respond to demands forced educators to resort to hunger strike
A teacher union in Nepal called for a three-day hunger strike to demand that the Nepali government answer the trade union’s 11-point demand for improved terms and conditions of employment.
Welcome to Education International Asia Pacific!
The Asia-Pacific region is EI's largest in geographical terms. Due to the sheer scale of the region, the issues that EI is dealing with differ in diverse cultural, social and economic contexts. For example, in South Asia EI deals with the dual problem of child illiteracy and child labour, and with the problem of gender equity and HIV/AIDS.
In Central Asia, EI is helping affiliates to address issues arising from the liberalisation of the national economies and education for all.
In Southeast Asia, EI along with its member organizations works to better organise on union issues including leadership and promote human and trade union rights.
In Northeast Asia, EI has been assisting teachers and other education workers to strengthen their organisations and protect and promote their fundamental freedom to form and join trade unions. In the Pacific, EI's affiliates are working on the right to education of indigenous peoples, education for all and the fight against the commercialisation of education. In total, EI has 72 affiliates in 35 countries and territories in the region.