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  1. Democracy 28 July 2021

    Belarus: Education International calls for an end to crackdown on democratic forces

    Education International is calling for an end to the repression against students, workers, activists, and others who are fighting for democracy in Belarus and facing a nationwide crackdown. A series of repressive actions in recent weeks, from the arbitrary arrests of activists to the illegal raids on NGO’s, have raised...

    Belarus: Education International calls for an end to crackdown on democratic forces
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 July 2021

    Register today! Real talk: Teachers and young people as drivers of change on comprehensive sexual education and school-related gender-based violence

    How can school stakeholders work with governments to advance comprehensive sexuality education and help eradicate school-related gender-based violence? Join the conversation on 27 July, from 14:00 BST!

    Register today! Real talk: Teachers and young people as drivers of change on comprehensive sexual education and school-related gender-based violence
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 19 July 2021

    Philippines: Education unionists targeted by Duterte regime in escalating human rights violations

    The Second Report of the Independent International Commission of Investigation into Human Rights Violations in the Philippines (Investigate PH) was released this month. The report documents intensifying human rights violations perpetrated by state agents, in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s security policies and violent statements that have been adopted as...

    Philippines: Education unionists targeted by Duterte regime in escalating human rights violations
  4. Union growth 15 July 2021

    Gabon: SENA supports teachers during COVID-19 crisis

    In light of the gaps in the information provided by the authorities on the dangers of COVID-19, Gabon’s education union SENA has launched a nationwide campaign to inform education workers and encourage them to organise.

    Gabon: SENA supports teachers during COVID-19 crisis
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 July 2021

    Chad: the SET supporting teachers during the COVID-19 crisis

    Throughout the crisis, the Chad Teachers Union (SET, Syndicat des Enseignants du Tchad) has focused on listening to and supporting teachers. To this aim, the union carried out a large-scale survey to better understand the impact of the pandemic on teachers and to assess the effectiveness of distance learning.

    Chad: the SET supporting teachers during the COVID-19 crisis
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 July 2021

    Raise your hand for better policies: How global partnerships can help transform policy dialogue

    The COVID-19 pandemic has posed new policy challenges to public education systems and exacerbated long-standing ones. How can the Global Partnership for Education contribute to solving these complex policy puzzles? Join the conversation.

    Raise your hand for better policies: How global partnerships can help transform policy dialogue
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 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
  8. Climate action and literacy 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
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 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
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 July 2021

    Nigeria: Education unions call for the immediate release of students after new attack

    Education International condemns the kidnapping of 140 students by gunmen in northwest Nigeria Kaduna state and urges public authorities to ensure their safe return to their families and communities. EI reiterates that schools must be safe havens, free from violence and intimidation.

    Nigeria: Education unions call for the immediate release of students after new attack
  11. Climate action and literacy 5 July 2021

    Teach for the Planet: Students and Teachers Confront the Climate Crisis

    Join students and teachers from around the world for a dialogue with governments on quality climate education for all. What does it need to look like? How can it empower students for climate action? How do we make it happen everywhere?

    Teach for the Planet: Students and Teachers Confront the Climate Crisis
  12. 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
  13. Equity and inclusion 29 June 2021

    Education International calls on the European Commission to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

    Education International joins over 200 civil society organisations to call on the European Commission and EU Member States to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and other medical products through the temporary waiver of certain provisions of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

    Education International calls on the European Commission to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines
  14. 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
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 28 June 2021

    Investing in the teaching profession is fundamental for a post-pandemic recovery

    As governments strive towards a response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must include investments in quality public education and the teaching profession, said education advocates during a webinar organised by Education International (EI).

    Investing in the teaching profession is fundamental for a post-pandemic recovery
  16. Standards and working conditions 28 June 2021

    OECD Study: Precarity of Academic Research Careers

    Academic careers have become increasingly precarious, endangering rights, subjecting workers to difficult working conditions and stress. The OECD, at the initiative of its Global Science Forum (GSF) has published a study that makes nine recommendations to improve the situation.

    OECD Study: Precarity of Academic Research Careers
  17. Standards and working conditions 25 June 2021

    Global trade union movement launches toolkit in campaign to eradicate violence and harassment in the world of work

    As the International Labour Organization Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work comes into force on 25 June 2021, global unions launchtoolkit to support the Convention and its Recommendation 206 . The manual provides thousands of unions around the world with critical tools in the fight...

    Global trade union movement launches toolkit in campaign to eradicate violence and harassment in the world of work