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    UN Secretary-General: “Education should be the first priority”

    Education International

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has taken the initiative to mobilise the UN agencies, the World Bank, civil society organisations as well as the private sector, to help achieve education for all children by 2015. He will formally launch his initiative “Education First” at the UN Assembly in New York on 26 September.

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    France: Budget law includes a financial transaction tax

    Education International

    EI welcomes France’s new budget law, adopted by both parliamentary houses and including a 0.2 per cent tax on the purchase and sale of stocks in French companies with more than €1 billion in market capitalisation. This tax, implemented since 1 August, is double the 0.1 per cent tax proposed by former President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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    World Teachers Day 2012: Take a stand for teachers!

    Education International

    Held annually on 5 October, World Teachers’ Day (WTD) is an important date in the calendar of the entire educational community. Celebrated since 1994 across the globe, it is an opportunity to honour the teaching profession and support teachers in their efforts empowering people to build a better world.

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    Turkey: EI solidarity with jailed trade unionists

    Education International

    EI extends its solidarity to the 15 arrested members of the Turkish teacher union, Egitim-Sen, who are still detained after almost 40 days in jail. Among the detainees are Egitim-Sen General Secretary Mehmet Bozgeyik and Egitim-Sen’s Equality Officer, Sakine Esen Yilmaz.

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