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Articles from Iraq

  1. Climate action and literacy 2 May 2022

    Iraq: Kurdistan’s educators advance climate change education

    The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) has called for the government of this Iraqi region to provide more funding and pay more attention to climate change and its impact on people. The KTU organised a series of informational seminars for its members during the national week dedicated to tackling climate change...

    Iraq: Kurdistan’s educators advance climate change education
  2. Standards and working conditions 10 March 2022

    Iraq: Education unionists meet parliamentary committee to enhance teaching conditions

    Teachers’ rights and ensuring quality education were at the heart of high-level discussions between the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) and the Committee of Education and Higher Education and Scientific Research at the Parliament of the Iraqi region of Kurdistan.

    Iraq: Education unionists meet parliamentary committee to enhance teaching conditions
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 22 February 2022

    Iraq: Union presents a plan to develop higher education and research

    The Kurdistan Teachers' Union (KTU) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research held a joint meeting aiming at taking stock of the situation of higher education in this Iraqi region as well as developing it.

    Iraq: Union presents a plan to develop higher education and research
  4. Standards and working conditions 21 February 2022

    Burundi: Teacher trade unionists improve their social dialogue skills

    Under a capacity building programme funded by Education International, the Syndicat des travailleurs de l'enseignement du Burundi (STEB) was able to organise a series of training sessions on social dialogue in the different provinces of the country.

    Burundi: Teacher trade unionists improve their social dialogue skills
  5. Leading the profession 10 February 2022

    Iraq: Teacher union honours 30 teachers and their contribution to society

    The Kurdistan Teachers' Union (KTU) held a celebration on 8 February to honour 30 teachers who have played a vital role in education, literacy, literature, culture, and history in the country.

    Iraq: Teacher union honours 30 teachers and their contribution to society
  6. Standards and working conditions 28 January 2022

    Iraq: High-level support for education union’s work in Kurdistan region

    Education developments and teaching during the pandemic were at the heart of discussions at a recent meeting between the Kurdistan Teachers' Union (KTU) and the education minister of the region of Iraq. The union also sought to improve teachers’ working conditions and the quality of education provided to students.

    Iraq: High-level support for education union’s work in Kurdistan region
  7. Leading the profession 15 December 2021

    Iraq: Reforms needed for quality education

    Reforms in education must be carried out efficiently and the government must prioritise improvements in education at all levels. That’s according to the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) which believes that positive changes in society originate in the education system.

    Iraq: Reforms needed for quality education
  8. Climate action and literacy 22 November 2021

    Iraq: Climate change, a top priority for educators

    Acknowledging that climate change is one of the most important global issues, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) has reaffirmed its commitment to push the regional government to insert climate change education into the curriculum and to take other necessary measures on climate change.

    Iraq: Climate change, a top priority for educators
  9. Standards and working conditions 14 October 2021

    Iraq: Teachers celebrated as the cornerstone of a sustainable society

    The contribution of teachers was celebrated by the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) and Cihan University to mark World Teachers’ Day, 5 October, and Kurdistan Teachers’ Day, 6 October.

    Iraq: Teachers celebrated as the cornerstone of a sustainable society
  10. Standards and working conditions 3 September 2021

    Iraq: Renewed commitment to improve operation and delivery of education in Kurdistan

    Quality education and health and safety in education received a boost with a recent visit from Kurdistan’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research to the Secretariat of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU). Both parties reiterated their commitment to seeking best solutions to protect the education community and guarantee quality...

    Iraq: Renewed commitment to improve operation and delivery of education in Kurdistan
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 7 July 2021

    Iraq: Social dialogue leads to a roadmap for quality education

    During their meeting with the Education Minister of the Iraqi region of Kurdistan, leaders the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) were able to address several crucial educational issues. This led to the elaboration of a roadmap aiming to improve the educational system.

    Iraq: Social dialogue leads to a roadmap for quality education
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Standards and working conditions 15 April 2021

    Iraq: KTU members call for government to provide ongoing training to support quality education during COVID-19 pandemic

    The Kurdish government should organise ongoing training for teachers in the area of remote learning. So said participants at a recent Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) training programme on new teaching methods and the use of technology in education during the pandemic.

    Iraq: KTU members call for government to provide ongoing training to support quality education during COVID-19 pandemic
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 15 March 2021

    Iraq: KTU succeeds in getting teachers added to COVID-19 vaccine list

    Vaccinating and providing free COVID-19 tests for teachers were just two of the recommendations presented to the Health Minister by the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU).

    Iraq: KTU succeeds in getting teachers added to COVID-19 vaccine list
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 23 February 2021

    Iraq: Teachers praise KTU training on quality remote education

    Training sessions by the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) have participants wanting more training – and generated more participants! This year alone, the KTU has trained 54 teachers on teaching methods related to new technologies and remote teaching and learning. This successful training endeavour is part of its programme of training...

    Iraq: Teachers praise KTU training on quality remote education
  17. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 February 2021

    Iraq: Academics’ freedom and trade union rights under attack

    The Association of Iraqi Academics (AIA) has warned against the abrogation of the law allowing Iraqi academics to perform trade union activities. It has also called for solidarity with them and support for their rights of association and organisation.

    Iraq: Academics’ freedom and trade union rights under attack