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  1. Standards and working conditions 7 May 2021

    TRIPS waiver: EU Council and European Commission must support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all

    Education International welcomes the resolution adopted by the European Parliament calling the EU to support the “TRIPS waiver” proposal initiated by South Africa and India to lift intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines and medical products.

    TRIPS waiver: EU Council and European Commission must support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 6 May 2021

    Colombia: Global education movement condemns abuses of basic human rights

    Education International and its affiliates around the globe are deeply concerned about the brutal repression of protests in Colombia. The global trade union federation demands democratic governance of the country and urges public authorities to put a halt to human rights abuses.

    Colombia: Global education movement condemns abuses of basic human rights
  3. Democracy 5 May 2021

    Korea: EI Denounces discriminatory property registration system for teachers

    The Korean Federation of Teachers Association (KFTA), a member organisation of Education International, reported that the Korean government is trying to impose new measures that would force teachers and other public servants to register their properties as well as those of their spouses, parents, children, and grandchildren with the authorities.

    Korea: EI Denounces discriminatory property registration system for teachers
  4. From Work to School: Putting an End to Child Labour 4 May 2021

    What is a child labour free zone?

    Child labour free zones are geographical areas – such as a village, plantation area, small island, urban neighbourhood, or cluster of communities – where all children are systematically being taken away from labour and (re)integrated into formal, full-time schools.

    What is a child labour free zone?
  5. Standards and working conditions 4 May 2021

    India: Union calls for end to election process as election duty teachers die from COVID-19

    The All India Primary Teachers Federation (AIPTF) has urged the government to stop the election process until the public health crisis is under better control. The call comes as the AIPTF mourns the deaths of many teachers after they were infected with COVID-19 during polling duties at recent elections in...

    India: Union calls for end to election process as election duty teachers die from COVID-19
  6. Climate action and literacy 29 April 2021

    Iraq: Trade unionists ready to confront climate change

    Members of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) have committed to inserting environmental protection and climate change in curricula at all school levels. This development arises out of a seminar on climate change attended by the KTU.

    Iraq: Trade unionists ready to confront climate change
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 29 April 2021

    Marking May Day: Global education unions in solidarity with Taiwanese educators

    May Day for All –Education International stands in solidarity and in support of the National Teachers Association (NTA) of Taiwan, in its fight to recognise and ratify 1 May as the national holiday for working men and women in the country.

    Marking May Day: Global education unions in solidarity with Taiwanese educators
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 28 April 2021

    EI and OECD launch Principles for Effective and Equitable Educational Recovery

    How will we ensure effective and equitable educational recovery from COVID19? Education International and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) developed ten key principles which every country can use.

    EI and OECD launch Principles for Effective and Equitable Educational Recovery
  9. Climate action and literacy 27 April 2021

    Climate literacy, helping students make informed choices for the future

    The world’s educators remain committed to climate education and to supporting policies and students in creating ambitious plans for the future on this critical issue.

    Climate literacy, helping students make informed choices for the future
  10. Climate action and literacy 26 April 2021

    Education International’s Manifesto: Education, a tool to fight the threat of the climate crisis

    The Education International’s Executive Board has adopted the Manifesto on Quality Climate Change Education for All. This instrument outlines the teaching profession’s vision for quality climate change education and the policy framework necessary to implement it.

    Education International’s Manifesto: Education, a tool to fight the threat of the climate crisis
  11. Standards and working conditions 24 April 2021

    Cape Verde: trade union celebrates national Teachers’ Day urging to improve the condition of the teaching profession and to protect it from COVID-19

    On the Cape Verdean Teacher's Day, 23 April, the Federaçao Caboverdiana dos Professores (FECAP) has called for measures to improve the condition of the teaching staff and demanded that educators be put on priority lists for vaccination against COVID-19.

    Cape Verde: trade union celebrates national Teachers’ Day urging to improve the condition of the teaching profession and to protect it from COVID-19
  12. Climate action and literacy 22 April 2021

    Invest in climate education to build a better workforce for a greener future

    Education International welcomes the Earth Day statement by the Director-General of the International Labour Organisation stressing that climate education and awareness raising are key to making a just transition to green economies that guarantee a “sustainable future for current and new generations”

    Invest in climate education to build a better workforce for a greener future
  13. Standards and working conditions 16 April 2021

    Niger: strong union reaction following school fire

    On April 13, a fire destroyed a school built with temporary materials on the outskirts of Niamey in Niger. Twenty-five of the 38 straw-covered classrooms in the school were ravaged by the fire.

    Niger: strong union reaction following school fire
  14. Standards and working conditions 15 April 2021

    Iraq: KTU members call for government to provide ongoing training to support quality education during COVID-19 pandemic

    The Kurdish government should organise ongoing training for teachers in the area of remote learning. So said participants at a recent Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) training programme on new teaching methods and the use of technology in education during the pandemic.

    Iraq: KTU members call for government to provide ongoing training to support quality education during COVID-19 pandemic
  15. Leading the profession 14 April 2021

    Global index finds most countries do not respect academic freedom and shows signs of decline

    The second edition of the Academic Freedom Index (AFi) shows that only 20 per cent of the world’s population lives in countries where academic freedom is well protected. There are signs of decline in many countries. The pandemic, with the wide use of distance learning, produced additional threats. Academic autonomy...

    Global index finds most countries do not respect academic freedom and shows signs of decline
  16. Climate action and literacy 7 April 2021

    Quality Climate Change Education for All: Education International Launches Global Campaign

    Representing 32.5 million educators worldwide, Education International is leading in the movement for climate education. On 21 April 2021, Education International will launch a multilevel campaign to ensure that climate education, based on science with a civic action focus, becomes as fundamental as teaching reading and writing.

    Quality Climate Change Education for All: Education International Launches Global Campaign