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Statements

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 2021-03-04

    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
  2. Equity and inclusion 2020-12-18

    Statement | International Migrants Day: realising the rights of migrants

    As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families and near the end of an exceptional year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, Education International calls on governments to protect and respect the human rights of all...

    Statement | International Migrants Day: realising the rights of migrants
  3. Union growth 2020-12-10

    Statement | Situation in Belarus

    Education International and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) stand in solidarity with workers, students, teachers and academics and all citizens of Belarus.

    Statement | Situation in Belarus
  4. Equity and inclusion 2020-12-03

    Statement | International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Investing in education staff is crucial to delivering inclusive education Post COVID-19

    A recent study commissioned by Education International, Action Aid International and Light for the World stresses the importance of well-trained and qualified teachers and education support personnel as the bedrock of inclusion. Today, Education International calls for educational equity audits in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and releases a guide...

    Statement | International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Investing in education staff is crucial to delivering inclusive education Post COVID-19
  5. Climate action and literacy 2020-11-18

    Statement | Education International Calls for Universal Climate Change Education

    If it were not for the Covid-19 pandemic, leaders from around this world would at this moment be gathered in Glasgow for the final days of UNFCCC’s conference of parties (COP26). These meetings to monitor the Paris Agreement have been postponed until 2021 and this must not mean that action...

    Statement | Education International Calls for Universal Climate Change Education
  6. Equity and inclusion 2020-11-05

    Statement | Education International Welcomes the First International Day against Violence and Bullying at School including Cyberbullying

    No child should be afraid to go to school. But with one in three children bullied at school at least once in the last month, our education systems are failing students. The consequences are severe and far-reaching for individual students and for societies as a whole. To address this issue,...

    Statement | Education International Welcomes the First International Day against Violence and Bullying at School including Cyberbullying
  7. Equity and inclusion 2020-10-29

    Statement | Global Day of Action for Care

    Unions and civil society mobilising to demand investments in care for building more inclusive, accessible, resilient, and caring economies.

    Statement | Global Day of Action for Care
  8. Union growth 2020-10-11

    Statement | International Coming Out Day

    It’s International Coming Out Day! In celebration, the Council of Global Unions is releasing our LGBTI website to share the work of Global Unions promoting LGBTI rights at work at national, regional and international levels.

    Statement | International Coming Out Day
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-06-23

    Statement | 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report: essential findings for inclusive education

    The 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) Inclusion and Education: All Means All was launched today. The report comes at a crucial moment, with the global Covid-19 outbreak causing a major education crisis, particularly for the most vulnerable.

    Statement | 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report: essential findings for inclusive education
  10. Equity and inclusion 2020-06-20

    Statement | World Refugee Day 2020

    COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities and structural inequities of our societies. The most vulnerable, amongst them refugee and displaced populations, have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdown measures.

    Statement | World Refugee Day 2020
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-05-15

    Statement | Stand with ESP, protect education communities everywhere

    Today, on the third ever World Education Support Personnel (ESP) Day, Education International celebrates our ESP members and call upon you to stand in solidarity with ESP all over the globe.

    Statement | Stand with ESP, protect education communities everywhere
  12. Union renewal and development 2020-04-30

    Statement | May Day 2020 – Creating the future we want

    For the past 130 years, the 1st of May has been a day of mobilisation and hope. On this day we celebrate workers, the trade union movement and the colossal difference it has made for billions around the world. It is also a time to look ahead and find optimism...

    Statement | May Day 2020 – Creating the future we want
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-03-12

    Statement | Educators must be part of the COVID-19 crisis response

    On 10 March UNESCO announced the creation of an emergency task force and community of practice that will support national responses to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis in education. Educators welcome the swift mobilisation and insist that teachers and education support personnel be included in the work of the...

    Statement | Educators must be part of the COVID-19 crisis response
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-03-10

    Statement | Governments must ensure the health crisis caused by COVID-19 does not become an education crisis

    UNESCO has convened an emergency meeting of education ministers to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on education. The meeting is taking place today, 10 March. The latest data from UNESCO show that a record number of students are currently unable to attend school.

    Statement | Governments must ensure the health crisis caused by COVID-19 does not become an education crisis