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  1. Union renewal and development 12 January 2024

    Guyana and Canada: Teachers learning from and advocating for each other

    “I feel strongly that, anytime teachers can join and learn from each other, we become stronger as a union.” That is how Hylin MacLaren, a Canadian primary teacher, summarised her experience participating in workshops in Guyana in the framework of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Project Overseas .

    Guyana and Canada: Teachers learning from and advocating for each other
  2. Leading the profession 3 January 2024

    Empowering teachers: Learning Circles strengthen confidence in formative assessment in Côte d'Ivoire

    Throughout the last eleven months, thirty primary school teachers in Côte d'Ivoire used the reflective space provided by the Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment (T3LFA) project's structure to experiment with different formative assessment practices that meet student’s learning variability.

    Empowering teachers: Learning Circles strengthen confidence in formative assessment in Côte d'Ivoire
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 December 2023

    2023, a year of mobilisation and solidarity

    A message from Education International General Secretary David Edwards to education unionists around the world and a renewed commitment to solidarity, peace, and democracy in 2024.

    2023, a year of mobilisation and solidarity
  4. Standards and working conditions 21 December 2023

    Indonesia: Education unionists Go Public! to address teacher shortage

    The Persekutuan Guru Republic Indonesia (PGRI) and the Education International Asia Pacific (EIAP) regional office jointly organised an event in the framework of the EI’s Go Public! Fund Education campaign, addressing the pressing issue of teacher shortage in Indonesia.

    Indonesia: Education unionists Go Public! to address teacher shortage
  5. Solidarity in emergencies 21 December 2023

    Education International mobilises global education support for Palestinian educators

    The ongoing war between Israel and the Hamas has had a devastating impact on the Palestinian people, with thousands of deaths, the destruction of basic services and infrastructure, and the fear of widespread hunger, disease, and displacement. According to the World Health Organization, more than 20 thousand people have been...

    Education International mobilises global education support for Palestinian educators
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 21 December 2023

    International solidarity in the face of regressive actions by the government of Argentina

    The Education International Regional Committee for Latin America (IEAL) has expressed concern regarding the recent decision taken by the Government of the Republic of Argentina, under resolution 943/2023 of the Security Ministry. This measure restricts the right to social protest, freedom of speech, and restricts people’s ability to exercise their...

    International solidarity in the face of regressive actions by the government of Argentina
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 December 2023

    Analysing the Challenges Faced by Afghan Teachers

    In 2022, Education International (EI) took a significant step to champion the rights of Afghan teachers with the launch of the Afghan Teacher's Rights Observatory . This dedicated platform was created to document the situation of education in Afghanistan, addressing critical aspects such as teachers' salaries, working conditions, human rights...

    Analysing the Challenges Faced by Afghan Teachers
  8. Equity and inclusion 12 December 2023

    Education International puts teachers in the spotlight at the Global Refugee Forum

    The Global Refugee Forum is taking place in Geneva from 13 to 15 December. Education International (EI) is spearheading global efforts to support the rights of teachers in contexts of forced displacement and crises.

    Education International puts teachers in the spotlight at the Global Refugee Forum
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 December 2023

    Decent work for early childhood personnel: 10 years since the adoption of the ILO Policy Guidelines and the way forward

    On November 30, Education International hosted an online event to assess the progress made in implementing the International Labour Organization Policy Guidelines on decent work for early childhood education personnel 10 years after their adoption and reflect on new developments in the sector. The discussion was informed by the special...

    Decent work for early childhood personnel: 10 years since the adoption of the ILO Policy Guidelines and the way forward
  10. Standards and working conditions 29 November 2023

    Iraq: Teacher training is critical for quality education for all and the status of the profession

    Teacher training, especially continuous professional development, is critical for the provision of quality education for all. This is part of the advocacy by Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) President Abdulwahed Mohammad Haje, while urging the Ministry of Education to improve training offered to teachers in this Iraqi region and suggesting ways...

    Iraq: Teacher training is critical for quality education for all and the status of the profession
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 29 November 2023

    Senegal: Unions unite and mobilise for more public education funding

    “An education system based on public institutions is the best option to fully realise the right to education. That is why the State must consolidate education as being a real public good, promoting education as a bearer of not only individual and collective emancipation but of social justice as well.”...

    Senegal: Unions unite and mobilise for more public education funding
  12. Solidarity in emergencies 28 November 2023

    Morocco: Education unions rally to support earthquake victims

    Two affiliates of Education International (EI) in Morocco, the SNE-FDT and SNE-CDT, have rallied to the aid of people in remote areas of the High Atlas Mountains that were hit by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on 8 September 2023. Local trade union representatives organised the distribution of school supplies, games,...

    Morocco: Education unions rally to support earthquake victims
  13. Equity and inclusion 22 November 2023

    South African President Ramaphosa: Investing in education builds resilience in times of crises

    “It is a real privilege to address this 10th Africa Regional Conference of Education International, particularly with its focus on shaping the future of education on our continent, as well as beyond. And the theme of your conference, 'Standing together for resilient education systems in times of crises', resonates very...

    South African President Ramaphosa: Investing in education builds resilience in times of crises
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 21 November 2023

    Decent work for early childhood education personnel: Where are we ten years after the adoption of the ILO Policy Guidelines?

    On November 30, Education International will host an online event to assess the progress made in implementing the ILO Policy Guidelines on decent work for early childhood education personnel and reflect on new developments in the sector. The discussion will be informed by the special edition of the I-BEST survey...

    Decent work for early childhood education personnel: Where are we ten years after the adoption of the ILO Policy Guidelines?
  15. Democracy 20 November 2023

    We stand with France Castro. Education International firmly condemns the death threats against the Filipino congresswoman

    France Castro has received repeated death threats from Rodrigo Duterte, former President of the Philippines. The lawmaker has filed a formal complaint against Duterte, making this the first criminal case against Duterte after the end of his mandate.

    We stand with France Castro. Education International firmly condemns the death threats against the Filipino congresswoman
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 November 2023

    Education International’s Executive Board meet and address the progress and challenges of educators worldwide

    “This has been one of the more pivotal periods in our history. Influenced and essentially guided by Education International (EI), the United Nations (UN) is in the process of urging its member states to act decisively to address the global education crisis. And to do this specifically by elevating and...

    Education International’s Executive Board meet and address the progress and challenges of educators worldwide
  17. Standards and working conditions 14 November 2023

    Canada: Broad union action for better pay and working conditions in all public services in Quebec

    After a year of negotiations on the renewal of public sector collective agreements, and in light of the inflexibility displayed by the government of Quebec, its refusal to listen to workers’ demands and its unjustified attacks on their working conditions, the Front Commun, a common front of unions representing public...

    Canada: Broad union action for better pay and working conditions in all public services in Quebec