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SDGs

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 September 2019

    “Governments, Fulfil Your Promises: Make Climate Change Education Universal Now!”, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    It was a historic moment when in 2015 UN member states adopted a progressive agenda for a better world, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Central to the SDGs was the important (albeit overdue) recognition that social and economic development cannot be pursued without taking into account their environmental impact. That...

    “Governments, Fulfil Your Promises: Make Climate Change Education Universal Now!”, by David Edwards.
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 18 September 2019

    “Global Week of Climate Action: Count us in!”, by Susan Hopgood.

    Susan Hopgood

    Strongest hurricane in recorded history, hottest summer, unprecedented mass bleaching of the coral reef… we have grown accustomed to deal in superlatives. Since 1970, the number of natural disasters worldwide has more than quadrupled to around 400 a year. Scientists have warned us about the extreme weather phenomena climate change...

    “Global Week of Climate Action: Count us in!”, by Susan Hopgood.
  3. 27 August 2019

    Off Track

    Educators Assess Progress Towards SDG 4.

    Off Track
  4. Union growth 10 July 2019

    #OffTrack #1: In Morocco, Teachers Protest Precarious Employment Contracts That Disregard SDG Commitments to Improve Teacher Employment Conditions

    Today, the United Nations High-Level Political Forum will focus on reviewing Sustainable Development Goal 8 on decent work and interrelations with other goals. We are far off track to achieve decent work for all educators. In fact, in some countries, governments are introducing policies that are worsening the employment and...

    #OffTrack #1: In Morocco, Teachers Protest Precarious Employment Contracts That Disregard SDG Commitments to Improve Teacher Employment Conditions
  5. Leading the profession 9 July 2019

    #OffTrack #0: Educators Assess Progress Towards SDG 4, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    In 2015, governments committed to achieve inclusive, equitable, quality education for all by 2030 (Sustainable Development Goal 4, SDG 4). Four years later, the world is severely off track to achieve the goal. This mini blog series illustrates some of the many obstacles to the achievement of SDG 4, from...

    #OffTrack #0: Educators Assess Progress Towards SDG 4, by David Edwards.
  6. Climate action and literacy 9 July 2019

    Off track: educators warn of slow progress at first major review of SDG 4

    Today EI joins governments and other stakeholders at the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York to review progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.

    Off track: educators warn of slow progress at first major review of SDG 4
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 January 2019

    International Day of Education: educators matter!

    Education International and education unions worldwide celebrate the first ever International Day of Education, calling on governments to make quality public education for all a reality.

    International Day of Education: educators matter!
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 December 2018

    SDG4 & education for sustainable development: Why we should celebrate an apparent failure? By Antonia Wulff

    Antonia Wulff

    The expert group in charge of the SDG indicators rejected the proposed measurement strategy for target 4.7 on education for sustainable development, human rights and global citizenship. A dramatic turn in the SDGs serial but is it really as disastrous as it seems? And what does this mean in practice?

    SDG4 & education for sustainable development: Why we should celebrate an apparent failure? By Antonia Wulff
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 December 2018

    Philippines: union leaders united around gender equality and improving campaign capacities

    The annual evaluation and planning meeting of the Philippines’s women’s network bringing together Education International’s affiliates in this country has taken stock of gender and diversity issues and reinforced the education unions’ capacities and advocacy skills.

    Philippines: union leaders united around gender equality and improving campaign capacities
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 December 2018

    Global Education Meeting: EI calls on the education community to dramatically step up progress towards SDG4 and invest in teachers

    On the final day of the UNESCO Global Education Meeting (GEM), held in Brussels 3-5 December, David Edwards, General Secretary of Education International, addressed over 300 government ministers, officials, international organisations, civil society and academics, and called on governments to invest more in education and teachers. His remarks sent a...

    Global Education Meeting: EI calls on the education community to dramatically step up progress towards SDG4 and invest in teachers
  11. Democracy 31 October 2018

    “It is time to stop hate and bigotry and teachers should lead”, by Fernando M. Reimers

    Fernando M. Reimers

    I am heartbroken and concerned. I am heartbroken because last saturday, as members of the Tree of Life congregation in Pittsburgh celebrated the Sabbath, an armed man entered the Temple and shot on those there as he made anti-semitic statements, murdering eleven people who had come keep the holy day,...

    “It is time to stop hate and bigotry and teachers should lead”, by Fernando M. Reimers
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 October 2018

    #EI25: “Experiences and gains in fighting child labour”, by Juliet Wajega (UNATU, Uganda)

    Juliet Wajega

    The leadership of Education International (EI) is applauded for demonstrating that education Unions are well placed to contribute to the elimination of child labour and promote quality education for all. It is important to look back and draw strength from these achievements as EI celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018.

    #EI25: “Experiences and gains in fighting child labour”, by Juliet Wajega (UNATU, Uganda)
  13. Union renewal and development 11 October 2018

    EI General Secretary critiques the World Bank’s Human Capital Index

    On the eve of the launch of the World Bank’s Human Capital Index (HCI), David Edwards, General Secretary of Education International, critiques the new global metric.

    EI General Secretary critiques the World Bank’s Human Capital Index
  14. Leading the profession 10 October 2018

    "What’s wrong with the World Bank’s Human Capital Index?", by David Edwards

    David Edwards

    The Human Capital Index is a measurement tool created by the World Bank to influence countries to invest more in health and education. With increased education financing a longstanding key demand of Education International and so crucial to achieve SDG4, one might wonder why I am sceptical about this index?...

    "What’s wrong with the World Bank’s Human Capital Index?", by David Edwards
  15. Climate action and literacy 11 September 2018

    Education at a Glance: Big data can help union advocacy

    The relationship between education and equity is the focus of this year’s ‘Education at a Glance’ (EAG) report.

    Education at a Glance: Big data can help union advocacy
  16. Climate action and literacy 16 July 2018

    Iraq: teacher union expands to better advocate for quality public education

    The opening of a new headquarters for its branch in the centre of the Iraqi Chamchamal region represents a golden opportunity for the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union to highlight the importance of providing quality education for all in the country and renew its commitment to ensure it.

    Iraq: teacher union expands to better advocate for quality public education