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  1. Equity and inclusion 18 December 2020

    Statement | International Migrants Day: realising the rights of migrants

    As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families and near the end of an exceptional year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, Education International calls on governments to protect and respect the human rights of all...

    Statement | International Migrants Day: realising the rights of migrants
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 29 October 2020

    Statement | Global Day of Action for Care

    Unions and civil society mobilising to demand investments in care for building more inclusive, accessible, resilient, and caring economies.

    Statement | Global Day of Action for Care
  3. Equity and inclusion 18 December 2019

    Education unions join international efforts to ensure refugees’ rights in and through education

    Education international has seized the opportunity of the first ever Global Refugee Forum to reaffirm the crucial role education can play in the context of forced displacement, and to urge governments, UN agencies and all stakeholders to ensure displaced teachers and students’ rights in and through education.

    Education unions join international efforts to ensure refugees’ rights in and through education
  4. Equity and inclusion 16 December 2019

    “Global Refugee Forum: time for immediate and sustainable action”, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    The refugee Convention of 1951 was born out of the profound feeling of shame following the Second World War due to the failure to respond to and receive those fleeing the Holocaust. That action of inaction condemned many to become its victims. Lest we forget, that Convention and the 1967...

    “Global Refugee Forum: time for immediate and sustainable action”, by David Edwards.
  5. Young members 20 June 2019

    “The Fast Track for Newly Arrived Teachers in Sweden: the union’s perspective”, by Patrik Ribe.

    Patrik Ribe

    In 2015 the number of immigrants seeking asylum in Sweden reached record numbers. In total, Sweden received 163 000 asylum seeking refugees that year. For us. as a teachers’ union, it was natural to contribute to the creation of a system that would make good use of the teaching competence...

    “The Fast Track for Newly Arrived Teachers in Sweden: the union’s perspective”, by Patrik Ribe.
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 20 June 2019

    “World Refugee Day: Stop Fencing out Democracy”, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    In her 1948 speech concluding the work of the nascent UN Commission on Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Democracy, freedom, human rights have come to have a definite meaning to the people of the world which we must not allow any nation to so change that they are made synonymous...

    “World Refugee Day: Stop Fencing out Democracy”, by David Edwards.
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 June 2019

    US: Cuts to education for children in federal custody at the border

    An official from the Health and Human Services Department of the US Administration sent an email to shelters notifying them of cancelled English classes, recreational programs and legal aid for children while in federal custody at the border after 22 May.

    US: Cuts to education for children in federal custody at the border
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 March 2019

    “Education is our best defense against scapegoat narratives – but needs consistent investment”, by Clare O’ Hagan.

    Clare O’Hagan

    Education, as shown in the 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, ‘Building Bridges not Walls’, has a great ability to fight discrimination with inclusive rhetoric. It can help newcomers adapt to new environments, and it can prepare host communities to accept and celebrate their presence.

    “Education is our best defense against scapegoat narratives – but needs consistent investment”, by Clare O’ Hagan.
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 18 December 2018

    Education International calls on governments to improve protection for migrants

    On International Migrants Day, Education International reaffirms its commitment to defend and promote the rights of migrant workers and refugees as well as migrant and refugee teachers and education personnel.

    Education International calls on governments to improve protection for migrants
  10. 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
  11. Equity and inclusion 11 December 2018

    Global Unions Denounce Irresponsibility on Global Compact on Migration

    The global trade union movement has criticised 13 governments that have confirmed that they will not sign the historic Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). Rather than contribute to resolving the pressing issues connected with migration and moving towards coherence and global governance of migration, they have...

    Global Unions Denounce Irresponsibility on Global Compact on Migration
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 November 2018

    A new toolkit to bring more inclusion into education

    Education International has developed a new toolkit for educators and education unions who work with migrant and refugee children to make the right to quality education a reality for all.

    A new toolkit to bring more inclusion into education
  13. Equity and inclusion 20 November 2018

    Creating Successful Schools in Migration Society, by Marguerite Lukes

    Marguerite Lukes

    I arrived in Bremen on a flight from New York City on a gloomy late September day in 2018, not quite sure what to expect. Having been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Research and Teaching grant, I was to spend 8 weeks away from my familiar New York City streets to...

    Creating Successful Schools in Migration Society, by Marguerite Lukes
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2018

    UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report puts a spotlight on migrants and refugees

    Education International welcomes the release of the 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report), and its focus on the importance of addressing issues related to migration, displacement and education in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s commitment to leave no one behind.

    UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report puts a spotlight on migrants and refugees
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2018

    UNESCO report highlights need to address barriers to education facing migrants and displaced people

    UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report highlights countries’ achievements and shortcomings in ensuring the right of migrant and refugee children to quality education, a right that serves the interests of both learners and the communities they live in.

    UNESCO report highlights need to address barriers to education facing migrants and displaced people
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 October 2018

    Union support for refugee teachers in Saxony, by Brhan Al Zoabi

    Bran Al Zoabi

    Among the many people who have fled to Germany since 2015 are many skilled workers who have not only lost their families, friends, history, work, future, property, home and dreams, but also their direction, path and goal. In other words, they have lost everything. Some workers have found other areas...

    Union support for refugee teachers in Saxony, by Brhan Al Zoabi
  17. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 October 2018

    Global support for education access and quality at UNGA

    At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, USA, in September, Education International (EI) ensured that quality education and teachers’ voices were part of the conversation among the world leaders present.

    Global support for education access and quality at UNGA