Press Release 7/2006: 18.1 Million extra primary school teachers needed by 2015 in order to achieve Education for All, UNESCO study finds

Education International (EI) welcomes the UIS (UNESCO Institute for Statistics) report and considers it an important advocacy tool: "It will help us persuade the international community to take the political and strategic decisions required to recruit the qualified teachers that we need to achieve Universal Primary Education by...

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Indonesia: Launch of the Tsunami Skills Development and Vocational Training project in the Aceh province

Education International

As part of the Global Unions Tsunami Solidarity (GUTS) programme, co-operating partners including EI launched the Tsunami Skills Development and Vocational Training project in the Aceh province in Indonesia. A Manpower Training Centre was set up in this area most affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami, and the centre aims to train...

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EI letter to the ILO concerning Nepal

Education International

EI sent a letter to the ILO Labour Standards Deputy Director voicing its concern about the violation of human rights by the Nepalese government. In the letter, EI informed the Deputy Director that 20 teacher and union leaders were detained during a crackdown of a general strike on 6 Apr.

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