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Articles from Palestine

  1. Democracy 26 May 2021

    Israel and Palestine: Education International calls for immediate action to ensure lasting peace

    Education International Executive Board Statement

    While a ceasefire is critical to end this month’s violence between Israel and Hamas, it cannot lead to a lasting and permanent peace if the underlying causes of the violence remain unresolved. This is the moment for ending both the occupation and the blockade. It is critically important for rebuilding...

    Israel and Palestine: Education International calls for immediate action to ensure lasting peace
  2. Standards and working conditions 3 November 2020

    Palestine: Online training positions education union as a strategic social partner

    The General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT) has reached a landmark agreement on salaries with the national Ministry of Education which has officially adopted the union’s e-learning model.

    Palestine: Online training positions education union as a strategic social partner
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 July 2020

    Palestine: Training in e-learning critical as return to education deferred

    As COVID-19 cases increased in Palestine, the General Union of Palestinian Teachers, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, led a project on e-learning. This has assumed greater significance as schools will not reopen in August as had been previously planned.

    Palestine: Training in e-learning critical as return to education deferred
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 24 March 2020

    Educators in Morocco and Palestine donate wages to COVID-19 solidarity fund

    As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19) spreads across the world, paralysing entire countries, underprivileged families bear the brunt of the crisis, with parents unable to work and support their children. Educators in Palestine and Morocco have decided to donate part of their wages to help the most vulnerable and the...

    Educators in Morocco and Palestine donate wages to COVID-19 solidarity fund
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 November 2019

    EI condemns the temporary closure of the Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education by Israeli authorities

    In a letter to the Israeli embassy in Brussels, Education International (EI) expressed concern regarding the decision of the Public Security Minister of Israel to close the office of the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education in Jerusalem for six months. EI laments the rising violence and warns that the rights...

    EI condemns the temporary closure of the Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education by Israeli authorities
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 October 2019

    “Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.

    Mugwena Maluleke

    African nations actively participated in the development of the Sustainable Development Agenda that acknowledged the centrality of education in the achievement of all other plans for a better world. Like other nations of the world, they committed to the provision of a single, renewed education agenda that is holistic, ambitious...

    “Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 June 2019

    Palestine: development cooperation increases the capacities of early childhood educators’ union and improves their working conditions

    The General Union of Workers in Kindergarten and Private Schools is enhancing its capacity to organise and represent early childhood education sector workers thanks to development cooperation with other education unions.

    Palestine: development cooperation increases the capacities of early childhood educators’ union and improves their working conditions
  8. Union renewal and development 24 November 2017

    Gender Equality in development co-operation among the General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT), the National Union of Teachers (NUT), and the Union of Education Norway (Utdanningsforbundet, UEN) as of 2017

    The NUT and the UEN’s co-operation efforts with the GUPT date back to the early ‘90s.

    Gender Equality in development co-operation among the General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT), the National Union of Teachers (NUT), and the Union of Education Norway (Utdanningsforbundet, UEN) as of 2017
  9. Standards and working conditions 6 October 2017

    Palestine: education union works to empower teachers

    On the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, Palestinian education unionists strongly highlighted the need for teachers in their country and worldwide, to be empowered to provide quality education for all students.

    Palestine: education union works to empower teachers
  10. Union growth 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  11. Union renewal and development 1 August 2014

    GUPT and EI lead humanitarian assistance for teachers in Gaza

    The General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT) and Education International have agreed to establish a special fund for providing humanitarian assistance to Gazan teachers, their families and students who have become victims of the war between Israel and Hamas.

    GUPT and EI lead humanitarian assistance for teachers in Gaza
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 25 July 2014

    Gaza: Schools should be safe havens

    Yesterday an UNRWA school in Gaza was struck by a missile, killing fifteen persons, mostly women and children, and leaving many injured.

    Gaza: Schools should be safe havens
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 18 July 2014

    Ceasefire call in Gaza must be respected

    "To date more than 40 Gaza children have been killed in Israeli airstrikes. With the recent murder of three Israeli teenagers and the killing of a Palestinian teenager, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is becoming a war on children."

    Ceasefire call in Gaza must be respected
  14. Union growth 5 December 2013

    Palestine: EI support for teachers striking over pay dispute

    EI has sent a letter to Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, urging his government to meet the demands of Palestinian teachers and education workers by fully implementing the 10 per cent salary increase agreed between the government and the General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT) in September.

    Palestine: EI support for teachers striking over pay dispute
  15. Union growth 16 November 2012

    EI calls for cease-fire in Middle East

    Education International has expressed deep concern over the safety of school children and teachers in Gaza and Israel, as violence is escalating in the area. It has urged Hamas and Israel to call a permanent cease-fire, and to respect the principle of the right to education in safety.

    EI calls for cease-fire in Middle East
  16. Union renewal and development 26 June 2010

    Union of Palestinian Teachers mourn loss of senior figure

    The International Secretary of the General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPTs), Hazem Nasri Qumsieh, has died at the age of 55.

    Union of Palestinian Teachers mourn loss of senior figure
  17. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 January 2010

    Basic Academic Freedoms and Rights Violated in Israel and Palestinian Territories

    The academic freedom and professional rights of higher education teaching personnel in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza are increasingly under assault as a result of the continuing political conflict in the region, according to a report released today by Education International and the Canadian Association of University Teachers.

    Basic Academic Freedoms and Rights Violated in Israel and Palestinian Territories