New international cooperation between teacher unions on child labour

A visit by the Albanian Teachers’ Union FSASH and Indian organisation MV Foundation to teachers’ unions in Central America marked a new departure in south-south cooperation last month. For the first time ever teachers’ unions and civil society organisations from Europe, Latin America and Asia came together to share experiences...

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Teacher Unions strongly represented in EFA and HIV discussions

Education International

In early December a number of meetings took place on Education for All and HIV/AIDS in Nairobi. UN-agencies, the World Bank, NGOs, trade unions and bilateral donors convened under the umbrella of the Inter-Agency Task Team on Education and HIV/AIDS. Likewise thirteen EFAIDS coordinators from Eastern and Southern Africa and Ghana...

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Global Monitoring Report on EFA 2008 published

Education International

The Global Monitoring Report is the single most important annual publication on Education for All and a key resource for teachers’ unions. At the midway point toward the 2015 target date for achieving Education for All (EFA) the report summarises the progress made to date and the many challenges that lie ahead. On November 29 t...

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UNAIDS Report says HIV prevalence levelling off

Education International

UNAIDS and the WHO have revised downward the figure on global HIV prevalence. Partially in response to the impact of HIV programmes, but also due to the introduction of new surveillance methods, UNAIDS puts the number of people living with HIV globally at 33.2 million, down from 39.5 million in 2007. EI welcomes this news but...

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