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Statements

  1. Democracy 31 January 2024

    Palestine: Global Unions Call for Unified Action Following ICJ Ruling on Gaza Genocide Case

    Statement by the Council of Global Unions

    The Global Unions signatory below note the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Order issued in the case filed by South Africa against Israel regarding the application of the Genocide Convention in the Gaza Strip, which demonstrates the vital importance of the international rule of law and effective enforcement.

    Palestine: Global Unions Call for Unified Action Following ICJ Ruling on Gaza Genocide Case
  2. Democracy 15 January 2024

    Education International's Executive Board stands with teachers and unionists fighting for democracy in Argentina

    The Executive Board of Education International, meeting online on 11 January, expressed unwavering support and solidarity with the teachers, unionists, and the people of Argentina defending democracy in the face of repressive measures proposed by the new government.

    Education International's Executive Board stands with teachers and unionists fighting for democracy in Argentina
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 8 December 2023

    Our global solidarity is imperative to defend human rights

    Education International's statement on International Human Rights Day

    On International Human Rights Day, Education International reaffirms our collective commitment to defending human rights around the world.  We must remain firm and united around the principles of peace, justice, equality, democracy, and dignity for all. It is our shared responsibility to stand resolutely against all human rights violations and ...

    Our global solidarity is imperative to defend human rights
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 25 October 2023

    Go Public! Advancing Further and Higher Education and Research for the Common Good

    Statement

    On 24-26 October, Education International (EI) member organisations convened in Mexico City for EI’s 12th Further and Higher Education and Research Conference. Together, they adopted the following statement:

    Go Public! Advancing Further and Higher Education and Research for the Common Good
  5. Statements 14 October 2023

    Education International calls for an immediate stop to the disproportionate and indistinct retaliation in Gaza

    In the face of escalating violence in the Gaza Strip, Education International called upon the Israel War Cabinet to end the suffering and destruction and to respect the principles of the United Nations Charter and international humanitarian law. The appeal reminds the parties to return the captives, protect the lives...

    Education International calls for an immediate stop to the disproportionate and indistinct retaliation in Gaza
  6. Equity and inclusion 11 October 2023

    Education International joins global call to invest in girls’ rights

    Statement on the International Day of the Girl Child - 11 October 2023

    October 11, the International Day of the Girl Child, is a day of mobilisation and action to advance the rights of girls around the world. Amid worrying developments that have undone decades of progress on girls’ rights, Education International joins allies from around the world in calling for governments and...

    Education International joins global call to invest in girls’ rights
  7. Democracy 9 October 2023

    Joint EI-ETUCE Statement on Israel and Palestine

    Education International and the European Trade Union Committee for Education condemn the severe attack Hamas launched against Israel. Education International stands in solidarity with the teachers, students, and communities in the region and calls on the international community to do their utmost to stop the bloodshed and avoid a catastrophic...

    Joint EI-ETUCE Statement on Israel and Palestine
  8. Statements 13 September 2023

    Libya: Solidarity Statement Following Deadly Floods

    We stand together, united in grief and hope, as we bear witness to the devastating floods of Storm Daniel that have already claimed 11,000 lives and over 10,000 missing in Libya, and destroyed the livelihoods of thousands of others.

    Libya: Solidarity Statement Following Deadly Floods
  9. Democracy 13 September 2023

    Global Unions condemn the escalating violations of human and labour rights and civil liberties in Iran

    Statement by the Council of Global Unions

    The Council of Global Unions (CGU), representing over 200 million workers through the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Global Union Federations (GUFs), and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC), condemns the escalating violations of trade union leaders' and activists' human and labour rights and civil liberties...

    Global Unions condemn the escalating violations of human and labour rights and civil liberties in Iran
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 1 September 2023

    A cry for justice: Solidarity with teachers in South Korea

    Education International extends its unwavering support to the teachers in South Korea who in increasing numbers have been demonstrating every Saturday united under the common cause of public education. Education International stands in solidarity and denounces any and all attempts by the government to deny their rights.

    A cry for justice: Solidarity with teachers in South Korea
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 August 2023

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2023

    EI Statement

    On 9 August, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Education International reaffirms the rights of Indigenous Peoples and youth to quality, culturally relevant education at all levels. The ability of Indigenous Peoples to control and implement their own education systems in Indigenous or traditional languages is an exercise...

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2023
  12. Equity and inclusion 19 June 2023

    World Refugee Day: The imperative to save lives and give hope

    The recent shipwreck in the Mediterranean that claimed hundreds of lives highlights once again the plight of those fleeing conflict, poverty, and persecution. Education International and education unions around the world call on all governments to respect the rights of all refugees without discrimination of any kind. Lives must be...

    World Refugee Day: The imperative to save lives and give hope
  13. Equity and inclusion 10 June 2023

    Education International Statement on World Day against Child Labour

    On World Day against Child Labour, Education International (EI) and its member organisations reiterate their commitment to advocate for the millions of children around the globe who are being exploited through child labour of any form. EI is committed to raising awareness, advocating, and working to eradicate child labour and...

    Education International Statement on World Day against Child Labour
  14. Leading the profession 18 May 2023

    The Aveiro Statement - Go Public: Fund Education Support Personnel

    Education International’s 2nd World ESP Conference: "Building Union Power: Defending the Rights and Status of Education Support Personnel”

    Recognising education support personnel’s important contribution to ensuring equitable, inclusive and quality education for all and fostering the development of the whole student;

    The Aveiro Statement - Go Public: Fund Education Support Personnel
  15. Equity and inclusion 17 May 2023

    IDAHOBIT 2023: Everyone belongs in our unions!

    On May 17th, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), Education International (EI) renews its commitment to human rights, respect, social justice, dignity for all, and solidarity.

    IDAHOBIT 2023: Everyone belongs in our unions!
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 29 April 2023

    May Day 2023: Education unions call on governments to Go Public! Fund Education

    To mark May Day, Education International, the global voice of the teaching profession, is calling on governments everywhere to fully fund public education systems, and guarantee labour rights and good working conditions for teachers and education support personnel. Well-resourced, inclusive, and equitable quality public education systems are a prerequisite for...

    May Day 2023: Education unions call on governments to Go Public! Fund Education