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EI urges all teachers to STAND UP and SPEAK OUT against poverty on 16-17 Oct

published 17 October 2007 updated 17 October 2007

EI strongly supports the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) and the UN Millennium Campaign's worldwide action on 16-17 Oct.

The General Secretary of EI has written to all member organisations and partners, urging them to organise activities on both days to put pressure on their governments to end poverty and meet the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs).

Earlier in July, EI made a call at a meeting with representatives from the European Commission in Brussels for long-term predictable funding for the achievement of the MDGs.

As a prominent partner within the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), EI mobilises teachers around the world through its member organisations to organise activities each April during the Global Action Week on Education for All.

This coming 16 October, EI urges all teachers and students worldwide to stand up and speak out against poverty and inequality. On 17 October, classes around the world can take part in singing the Poverty Requiem.

For more information, please download the circular below or visit the following websites.