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  1. Equity and inclusion 14 June 2021

    No one is safe until everyone is safe

    Take action for universal access to COVID-19 vaccines, medical products and technologies!

    With a few high-income countries taking over most of the global vaccine supply, the rest of the world is left fighting new waves of the COVID-19 pandemic without essential tools. In the meantime, new variants of the virus are threatening to send us all back to square one.

    No one is safe until everyone is safe
  2. Equity and inclusion 29 November 2021

    Global Unions demand urgent action for vaccine equity as new Covid-19 variant emerges

    Representing over 200 million workers worldwide, the Council of Global Unions has published a statement urging governments and in particular, the UK, Switzerland, Germany, along with the European Commission, to put people over profit and waive intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines and medical products at the World Trade Organization.

    Global Unions demand urgent action for vaccine equity as new Covid-19 variant emerges
  3. Leading the profession 26 November 2021

    Global union federations in Asia Pacific urge to end the “vaccine apartheid”

    Update – 29 November 2021 – The 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) was scheduled to take place from 30 November to 3 December 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. However, due to the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, it was decided on 26 November to...

    Global union federations in Asia Pacific urge to end the “vaccine apartheid”
  4. Democracy 6 October 2021

    World Teachers’ Day: Teaching profession is key to effective and equitable recovery – and must be supported through the COVID-19 crisis

    On World Teachers’ Day, 5 October, Education International’s President, Susan Hopgood, highlighted how too many educators paid the ultimate price during the pandemic to ensure quality education for their students.

    World Teachers’ Day: Teaching profession is key to effective and equitable recovery – and must be supported through the COVID-19 crisis
  5. Equity and inclusion 29 June 2021

    Education International calls on the European Commission to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

    Education International joins over 200 civil society organisations to call on the European Commission and EU Member States to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and other medical products through the temporary waiver of certain provisions of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

    Education International calls on the European Commission to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines
  6. Equity and inclusion 14 June 2021

    Lives over profit: European Commission must support intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines and medical products

    Education International welcomes theresolution adopted by the European Parliament on June 10 calling “for support for proactive, constructive and text-based negotiations for a temporary waiver of the World Trade Organisation TRIPS Agreement”.

    Lives over profit: European Commission must support intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines and medical products
  7. Standards and working conditions 7 May 2021

    TRIPS waiver: EU Council and European Commission must support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all

    Education International welcomes the resolution adopted by the European Parliament calling the EU to support the “TRIPS waiver” proposal initiated by South Africa and India to lift intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines and medical products.

    TRIPS waiver: EU Council and European Commission must support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 25 March 2021

    “Covid Story Will End with Equity and Leadership”, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    My friend and colleague and one of the education giants of our time, Mary Hatwood Futrell, wrote this on the passing of Nelson Mandela in 2013: “We pause to mark the distance we’ve come and keep focus on what’s yet to cover. One thing seems certain as the need for...

    “Covid Story Will End with Equity and Leadership”, by David Edwards.
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 12 March 2021

    Vaccine nationalism and crisis profiteering: Unions take action

    “Just 10 countries, some of the richest in the world, have administered 75% of vaccinations. Meanwhile, around 130 countries that account for 2.5 billion people have not administered a single dose. This is not an issue on which we can afford to be passive. The only solution to a global...

    Vaccine nationalism and crisis profiteering: Unions take action
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 4 March 2021

    Statement | Education International calls on governments to ensure equal access to COVID-19 vaccines and other medical products by waiving intellectual property rights

    Education International, the global federation of education unions, urges Members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to support the “Waiver from certain provisions of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement for the prevention, containment and treatment of COVID-19".

    Statement | Education International calls on governments to ensure equal access to COVID-19 vaccines and other medical products by waiving intellectual property rights