[2014-10-20] EI remembers Vice President, a leading force for quality education

Education International Vice President, Subramanian Eswaran, who for nearly 60 years led an illustrious career as a teacher, union activist and leader, died this morning at his home in Chennai, India.

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[2014-10-09] Tajikistan: Workshops strengthen trade unionism

Trade unions, leadership, and Education International (EI) itself were the focus of two workshops in Tajikistan hosted by EI’s national affiliate, the Republican Trade Union Committee of Education and Science Workers (RC–STES).

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[2014-10-09] Syria: International shock at death of 30 children in school bomb attack

EI has been shocked to learn that at least 30 Syrian children have been killed in a double bombing by a suicide attacker at a school in the government-controlled city of Homs.

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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.