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  1. News 9 October 2006

    EI campaigns for a decisive UN mandate in Darfur

    Education International has joined the campaign to endorse the deployment of a meaningful UN peacekeeping force in Darfur, urging the Sudanese Government to accept the presence of the United Nations peacekeeping force when the mandate of the African Union peacekeeping force comes to an end.

    EI campaigns for a decisive UN mandate in Darfur
  2. Standards and working conditions 9 October 2006

    Recruitment protocol for teachers signed

    A new international protocol signed last week on recruitment of teachers will benefit both teachers and students across the Commonwealth countries, according to leading educators.

    Recruitment protocol for teachers signed
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 9 October 2006

    Caribbean union of teachers embraces CSME, rejects GATS

    Speaking at the EI/CUT Round Table Meeting in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Ralph Gonsalves challenged teacher union leaders to familiarise themselves with the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and its affects upon the free movement of teachers within the region.

    Caribbean union of teachers embraces CSME, rejects GATS
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 5 October 2006

    Ethiopia: arrested teachers released on bail

    The two members of EI affiliate the Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) detained since 23 September have been released on bail.

    Ethiopia: arrested teachers released on bail
  5. Standards and working conditions 5 October 2006

    World Teachers’ Day 2006: Education International calls for investment in quality teachers to achieve Education for All

    BRUSSELS — Governments around the world must improve salaries and working conditions in education if they are to avert a predicted shortage of 18 million teachers and achieve the Millennium Development Goal of Education for All by 2015.

    World Teachers’ Day 2006: Education International calls for investment in quality teachers to achieve Education for All
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 October 2006

    Vocational Education Taskforce Meets in Brussels

    Education International’s taskforce on vocational education and globalization met in Brussels on October 4 to discuss a draft report and recommendations for the Executive Board.

    Vocational Education Taskforce Meets in Brussels
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 4 October 2006

    Ethiopia: Amnesty worries over jailed teachers

    The global human rights group Amnesty International fears for the safety of two Ethiopian teachers detained "incommunicado".

    Ethiopia: Amnesty worries over jailed teachers
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 4 October 2006

    Mexico: Repression of striking teachers continues

    EI have written to the President of Mexico, Vicente Fox Quesada, calling for him to intervene immediately in order to bring about peaceful negotiations between the government and striking teachers.

    Mexico: Repression of striking teachers continues
  9. Union growth 4 October 2006

    EI’s message of solidarity with the Teachers of Greece

    Education International has written to its Greek affiliates the Greek Primary Teachers Federation (DOE) and Federation of Secondary Teachers of Greece (OLME) in support of their demands for adequate funding for quality education.

    EI’s message of solidarity with the Teachers of Greece
  10. Standards and working conditions 4 October 2006

    Education International celebrates teachers, defends their rights and upholds standards

    Tomorrow, October 5, 2006 marks the 12th annual World Teachers’ Day, proclaimed to acknowledge the teaching profession and celebrate the key role played by teachers everywhere in nurturing the next generation and building democratic societies.

    Education International celebrates teachers, defends their rights and upholds standards
  11. Union growth 3 October 2006

    Lebanese teachers suffered heavy losses in summer of war

    Lebanese teachers’ unions estimate that 25 teachers were among the approximately 1,000 civilians killed in this summer’s attacks by Israeli forces. About 50 schools were completely destroyed and 500 more were severely damaged.

    Lebanese teachers suffered heavy losses in summer of war
  12. Union growth 26 September 2006

    Ethiopia: the persecution of unionised teachers continues

    Two teachers were arrested and detained on 23 September for being members of the Ethiopian Teachers' Association (ETA). One of the teachers had already suffered severe injuries, at the hands of security officers, earlier this year.

    Ethiopia: the persecution of unionised teachers continues
  13. Union growth 26 September 2006

    Stop murdering teachers in Colombia!

    EI wrote to the President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, on 14 Sep to condemn the assassination of another three teachers in August this year. That makes a total of 22 teachers murdered in the country since the beginning of 2006.

    Stop murdering teachers in Colombia!
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 September 2006

    STAND UP for the Millenium Development Goals on 15 October

    In support of the United Nations campaign for the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals, EI urges all education workers to take part in the STAND UP action to be held on 15-16 October.

    STAND UP for the Millenium Development Goals on 15 October
  15. Union growth 22 September 2006

    EI joins protest against anti-union repression in Zimbabwe

    In a strongly-worded letter to the President Robert G. Mugabe, EI demands that the Zimbabwean government respect the trade union right of all workers.

    EI joins protest against anti-union repression in Zimbabwe