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  1. Leading the profession 27 May 2021

    Germany’s Order of Merit awarded to Israeli teacher unionist Avraham Rocheli

    On May 26th, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany was presented to Dr Avraham Rocheli, one of the leading figures of the long-standing partnership between Germany’s GEW and the Israel Teachers Union, both Education International member organisations. GEW and the German Federation of Trade Unions nominated...

    Germany’s Order of Merit awarded to Israeli teacher unionist Avraham Rocheli
  2. Standards and working conditions 26 May 2021

    Africa Day: Cape Verdean Education Minister commits to vaccination and enhanced training for educators

    Teachers in Cape Verde received good news on Africa Day, 25 May. The newly sworn-in Education Minister, Amadeu Cruz, assured the Federaçao Caboverdiana dos Professores (FECAP) that he would address the protection of teachers against COVID-19, the career development of Cape Verdean teachers, and new legislation for pre-school education.

    Africa Day: Cape Verdean Education Minister commits to vaccination and enhanced training for educators
  3. Climate action and literacy 21 May 2021

    Global collaboration between educators and youth movements to boost transformative education for a sustainable future

    At the Worldwide Student Summit on Climate Action and Biodiversity, Education International joined hands with students and youth to call for education for sustainable development to become a worldwide priority in education at all levels.

    Global collaboration between educators and youth movements to boost transformative education for a sustainable future
  4. Climate action and literacy 20 May 2021

    Role of teachers in education for sustainable development highlighted by educators and partners

    The importance of providing quality education for sustainable development (ESD) was highlighted at the recent UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development. This vital topic – and ensuring that teachers receive initial and continuous training on that topic – was raised by Education International’s member organisations and partners during...

    Role of teachers in education for sustainable development highlighted by educators and partners
  5. Leading the profession 19 May 2021

    Iraq: Financial wellbeing of teachers at heart of KTU demands

    Salaries and building budgets were among recent proposals the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) presented to the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Kurdistan’s Regional Government. The proposals are aimed at enhancing the condition of teachers and the education system.

    Iraq: Financial wellbeing of teachers at heart of KTU demands
  6. Standards and working conditions 18 May 2021

    Union calls for increased vaccination of educators and equity for students as COVID-19 cases rise

    In the face of increasing cases of COVID-19 in the education community, the Federaçao Caboverdiana dos Professores (FECAP) has urged the Government of Cape Verde to suspend teaching activities throughout the national territory for a 14-day period.

    Union calls for increased vaccination of educators and equity for students as COVID-19 cases rise
  7. Climate action and literacy 17 May 2021

    Governments must work in collaboration with teachers for education for sustainable development

    Education International’s president Susan Hopgood brought the Teach for the Planet campaign to UNESCO’s World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and emphasised the importance of collaborating with the teaching profession to successfully implement ESD.

    Governments must work in collaboration with teachers for education for sustainable development
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 May 2021

    World Education Support Personnel Day: Pandemic, Privatisation and Public Education

    Education International fixed 16 May of every year as a day to recognise Education Support Personnel (ESP). The day focuses on rights and status of these  education workers, has called attention internationally to the essential role of ESP.

    World Education Support Personnel Day: Pandemic, Privatisation and Public Education
  9. Standards and working conditions 7 May 2021

    TRIPS waiver: EU Council and European Commission must support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all

    Education International welcomes the resolution adopted by the European Parliament calling the EU to support the “TRIPS waiver” proposal initiated by South Africa and India to lift intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines and medical products.

    TRIPS waiver: EU Council and European Commission must support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 6 May 2021

    Colombia: Global education movement condemns abuses of basic human rights

    Education International and its affiliates around the globe are deeply concerned about the brutal repression of protests in Colombia. The global trade union federation demands democratic governance of the country and urges public authorities to put a halt to human rights abuses.

    Colombia: Global education movement condemns abuses of basic human rights
  11. Democracy 5 May 2021

    Korea: EI Denounces discriminatory property registration system for teachers

    The Korean Federation of Teachers Association (KFTA), a member organisation of Education International, reported that the Korean government is trying to impose new measures that would force teachers and other public servants to register their properties as well as those of their spouses, parents, children, and grandchildren with the authorities.

    Korea: EI Denounces discriminatory property registration system for teachers
  12. From Work to School: Putting an End to Child Labour 4 May 2021

    What is a child labour free zone?

    Child labour free zones are geographical areas – such as a village, plantation area, small island, urban neighbourhood, or cluster of communities – where all children are systematically being taken away from labour and (re)integrated into formal, full-time schools.

    What is a child labour free zone?
  13. Standards and working conditions 4 May 2021

    India: Union calls for end to election process as election duty teachers die from COVID-19

    The All India Primary Teachers Federation (AIPTF) has urged the government to stop the election process until the public health crisis is under better control. The call comes as the AIPTF mourns the deaths of many teachers after they were infected with COVID-19 during polling duties at recent elections in...

    India: Union calls for end to election process as election duty teachers die from COVID-19
  14. Climate action and literacy 29 April 2021

    Iraq: Trade unionists ready to confront climate change

    Members of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) have committed to inserting environmental protection and climate change in curricula at all school levels. This development arises out of a seminar on climate change attended by the KTU.

    Iraq: Trade unionists ready to confront climate change
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 29 April 2021

    Marking May Day: Global education unions in solidarity with Taiwanese educators

    May Day for All –Education International stands in solidarity and in support of the National Teachers Association (NTA) of Taiwan, in its fight to recognise and ratify 1 May as the national holiday for working men and women in the country.

    Marking May Day: Global education unions in solidarity with Taiwanese educators