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  1. Democracy 8 October 2021

    Educators of the world congratulate Maria Ressa on being awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

    The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded jointly to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace”. Ressa has been a friend and ally of Education International and the global teaching community, joining forces...

    Educators of the world congratulate Maria Ressa on being awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
  2. Democracy 8 October 2021

    Yemen: Education union takes the lead in ensuring freedom and quality education despite war

    Education International stands in solidarity with the Yemen Teachers Syndicate (YTS), which continues its struggle to ensure that teachers’ human and trade human rights are respected. The YTS is also campaigning for teachers’ salaries to be paid by public authorities, so teachers can focus on delivering quality public education to...

    Yemen: Education union takes the lead in ensuring freedom and quality education despite war
  3. Democracy 6 October 2021

    World Teachers’ Day: Teaching profession is key to effective and equitable recovery – and must be supported through the COVID-19 crisis

    On World Teachers’ Day, 5 October, Education International’s President, Susan Hopgood, highlighted how too many educators paid the ultimate price during the pandemic to ensure quality education for their students.

    World Teachers’ Day: Teaching profession is key to effective and equitable recovery – and must be supported through the COVID-19 crisis
  4. Standards and working conditions 4 October 2021

    New global report points to overworked, underpaid, and undervalued teaching profession

    Report assesses status of teachers and the teaching profession in an era of COVID-19

    On World Teachers’ Day, education unions are raising the alarm as new research shows that teachers around the world are overworked, underpaid, and undervalued.

    New global report points to overworked, underpaid, and undervalued teaching profession
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 October 2021

    World Teachers’ Day: We are present, we remember, we take action

    On 5 October, World Teachers’ Day, Education International and its member organisations pay tribute to teachers, education support personnel and union members lost to COVID-19, reminding the world’s governments of their responsibilities to ensure safe working conditions and vaccine equity.

    World Teachers’ Day: We are present, we remember, we take action
  6. Equity and inclusion 4 October 2021

    Education is crucial in the fight against hate speech

    Students, teachers, and communities must have opportunities in education “to engage meaningfully with difficult issues and to hear multiple perspectives”. Education International’s President, Susan Hopgood, stressed this point in her remarks during a global gathering to unpack the role of education vis-à-vis the phenomenon of hate speech.

    Education is crucial in the fight against hate speech
  7. Standards and working conditions 28 September 2021

    Mexico: job security for teachers

    Responding to the demands of Mexican teachers, the general secretary of the SNTE (national education workers’ union), Alfonso Cepeda Salas, and the public education minister, Delfina Gómez Álvarez, awarded 44,642 permanent positions to some 36,000 education workers in Mexico City.

    Mexico: job security for teachers
  8. Climate action and literacy 28 September 2021

    New research: World fails in climate education despite urgent need to act

    New research from Education International shows that despite the urgency of the climate crisis, countries around the world are not prioritising climate education, a fundamental component for a sustainable future. The research examined the level of ambition on climate education and the extent to which countries prioritise education as a...

    New research: World fails in climate education despite urgent need to act
  9. Leading the profession 21 September 2021

    World Teachers’ Day 2021 | Always present: Paying tribute, taking action

    The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an enormous toll on education. Beyond school closures and lost learning, countless educators, union members, and leaders of our profession have died. The losses are staggering. Every day we receive notices from around the globe of colleagues who are no longer with us.

    World Teachers’ Day 2021 | Always present: Paying tribute, taking action
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 September 2021

    Data-driven OECD report highlights lifelong impact of educational inequities

    Gender, race, and an immigrant background are key determinants in educational achievement and lifelong opportunities. That’s according to the latest report of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance (EAG) 2021 .

    Data-driven OECD report highlights lifelong impact of educational inequities
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 15 September 2021

    Myanmar: Global unions call on governments to recognise the National Unity Government

    On the International Day of Democracy, Education International joins the Global Union Day of Action organised by the Council of Global Unions (CGU) to stop the military-led junta from gaining recognition at the 76th UN General Assembly (UNGA) and recognise the National Unity Government (NUG) as the legitimate government of...

    Myanmar: Global unions call on governments to recognise the National Unity Government
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 14 September 2021

    Philippines: Call for global action as independent report catalogues government’s human rights violations

    Education International has called for an end to the violence and state-sponsored attacks on Filipino educators. Its comments follow an independent investigation which shows that the Duterte government is deliberately violating human rights, using violence and repression against those who are standing up for education, democracy, and peace.

    Philippines: Call for global action as independent report catalogues government’s human rights violations
  13. Leading the profession 8 September 2021

    Australia: Court upholds University of Sydney’s collective agreement protecting academic freedom

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) in Australia has welcomed a landmark Federal Court judgment ruling that University of Sydney staff have a legal right to be protected from disciplinary action when exercising intellectual and academic freedom.

    Australia: Court upholds University of Sydney’s collective agreement protecting academic freedom