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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 June 2020

    International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2020: Teachers recognised as the heroes of the Covid-19 crisis in education

    The 10th edition of the International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) took place on 2 June 2020, in a webinar format. Co-hosted by Education International and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the ISTP brought together education ministers and education unions for a discussion on the impact...

    International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2020: Teachers recognised as the heroes of the Covid-19 crisis in education
  2. Union renewal and development 30 April 2020

    Statement | May Day 2020 – Creating the future we want

    For the past 130 years, the 1st of May has been a day of mobilisation and hope. On this day we celebrate workers, the trade union movement and the colossal difference it has made for billions around the world. It is also a time to look ahead and find optimism...

    Statement | May Day 2020 – Creating the future we want
  3. Union renewal and development 30 April 2020

    Education International Guidance on Reopening Schools and Education Institutions

    As a growing number of countries are considering easing restrictions and gradually resuming onsite education, Education International stresses a set of five dimensions that should be considered by governments, in dialogue with educators and their unions, when planning this next phase of the response to the COVID-19 crisis in education.

    Education International Guidance on Reopening Schools and Education Institutions
  4. Union growth 13 March 2020

    Union tributes on passing of top Caribbean education unionist Roustan Job

    Education International has been saddened to learn of the death of Roustan Job, an outstanding education trade unionist from Trinidad and Tobago. Job relentlessly fought for teachers’ improved working conditions, professionalism, and autonomy in his region and worldwide.

    Union tributes on passing of top Caribbean education unionist Roustan Job
  5. Union renewal and development 12 March 2020

    Council of Global Unions Joint Statement | COVID-19 Urgent Economic Stimulus and Workplace Measures Required

    The rapid and wide spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 disease that it causes require an urgent global response to protect health and stimulate the economy. Governments and employers must act to protect workers and tackle transmission in workplaces.

    Council of Global Unions Joint Statement | COVID-19 Urgent Economic Stimulus and Workplace Measures Required
  6. Union renewal and development 27 February 2020

    South Africa: Educators demand end to copyright ‘apartheid’

    The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has staged a protest urging the government to sign a Copyright Amendment Bill that will improve access to quality education materials.

    South Africa: Educators demand end to copyright ‘apartheid’
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 6 February 2020

    Arab educators tackle diverse challenges to education and teachers in their region

    At a recent meeting, the Committee of the Education International’s Arab Countries Cross Regional Structure reaffirmed their commitment to fight education privatisation and defend democracy in the region. Committee members reported on the challenges faced in their national settings, discussed recent union activities, and strategised for future action and campaigns.

    Arab educators tackle diverse challenges to education and teachers in their region
  8. Union renewal and development 24 January 2020

    International Day of Education: the world needs another 69 million teachers

    On the International Day of Education, unions warn that the world is not facing a global learning crisis, but a global education funding crisis. The only way to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 and ensure inclusive and equitable education for all is to fund free quality public education.

    International Day of Education: the world needs another 69 million teachers
  9. Union renewal and development 16 December 2019

    Mexico: Van Leeuwen-Hopgood book champions fight for democracy

    One of the highlights of this year’s International Book Fair (FIL) of Guadalajara, Mexico was the presentation of a book co-authored by Fred van Leeuwen, Education International (EI) General Secretary Emeritus, and Susan Hopgood, EI President.

    Mexico: Van Leeuwen-Hopgood book champions fight for democracy
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 December 2019

    PISA results highlight pressures in education systems

    The recently published Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results have led education unions to reflect on school systems and the future of education.

    PISA results highlight pressures in education systems
  11. Union renewal and development 6 December 2019

    Latin America, united more than ever against neoliberalism and the extreme right

    The representatives of the trade unions of the education sector affiliated with Education International Latin America (EILA) met in Brazil on 3, 4 and 5 December to chart the course of the Latin American Educational Movement.

    Latin America, united more than ever against neoliberalism and the extreme right
  12. Union renewal and development 22 November 2019

    55th EI Executive Board meeting takes strong positions on education and democracy issues

    Education union leaders tackled a number of strategic issues of key importance for both the global education sector and education unions. In addition, the Board adopted a series of resolutions denouncing violence and attacks on democracy.

    55th EI Executive Board meeting takes strong positions on education and democracy issues
  13. Union renewal and development 19 November 2019

    EI’s new Executive Board is ready to tackle an ambitious education agenda

    Many new faces joined the discussions at the first meeting of Education International's new Executive Board, elected by Congress in Bangkok, in July. The Board will make essential decisions to implement the resolutions adopted by Congress.

    EI’s new Executive Board is ready to tackle an ambitious education agenda
  14. Union renewal and development 8 November 2019

    Norway: Utdanningsforbundet sets path for the next 4 years

    Under the slogan “We educate Norway”, the Union of Educators of Norway (UEN) has adopted an ambitious policy agenda that will shape the future of education in the country.

    Norway: Utdanningsforbundet sets path for the next 4 years
  15. Union renewal and development 8 November 2019

    WIPO: 2019 copyright debates on education and research fuel controversies

    Educators at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have advocated for exceptions and limitations and for an international instrument that will regulate education and research.

    WIPO: 2019 copyright debates on education and research fuel controversies
  16. Democracy 22 October 2019

    “Education International. Eighth World Congress”, by John Bangs.

    John Bangs

    The online magazine ‘Education Journal’ recently published in its edition 385 a report of Education International’s eighth World Congress in Bangkok by EI Senior Consultant, John Bangs. Education Journal has agreed to its publication for Worlds of Education. It has been slightly edited for EI’s global audience.

    “Education International. Eighth World Congress”, by John Bangs.