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  1. Union renewal and development 30 September 2010

    Registration opens for EI World Congress

    As the countdown begins to Education International’s Sixth World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, the registration process for the thousands of participants is now live.

    Registration opens for EI World Congress
  2. Union renewal and development 21 September 2010

    Resources available to celebrate International Day of Peace

    The non-profit organisation ‘Peace One Day’ has launched a free global education resource pack with lesson plans to help young people learn about non-violence, conflict resolution and inter-cultural cooperation in schools.

    Resources available to celebrate International Day of Peace
  3. Union renewal and development 9 September 2010

    Latest edition of Worlds of Education now online

    The latest issue of EI’s flagship magazine features a series of articles on World Teachers’ Day; the failure of recent G8 and G20 summits on education, and development from the E-9 Ministers’ Education Forum amongst others.

    Latest edition of Worlds of Education now online
  4. Union renewal and development 9 September 2010

    International Literacy Day: Teachers’ unions mobilise

    Unions have marked International Literacy Day with a series of global events. EI participated in the Centre for Universal Education and International Reading Association’s launch of a study into early reading which calls for urgent support of assessments and instruction.

    International Literacy Day: Teachers’ unions mobilise
  5. Union renewal and development 7 September 2010

    EI Asia-Pacific Newsletter available for download

    The latest issue of EI's Asia-Pacific Newsletter is now available for download on the EI website.

    EI Asia-Pacific Newsletter available for download
  6. Union renewal and development 26 July 2010

    Archbishop Tutu announces retirement from public life

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu is to withdraw from public life, after decades of struggling against apartheid and global injustices, to spend more time with his family – and watch cricket.

    Archbishop Tutu announces retirement from public life
  7. Union renewal and development 6 July 2010

    G20/G8 Summit Declarations: Governments agree to disagree

    The Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have drafted a joint evaluation on the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ meeting.

    G20/G8 Summit Declarations: Governments agree to disagree
  8. Union renewal and development 29 June 2010

    Iran : European Commission supports trade unionists

    Responding to a joint International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)/Education International (EI) letter to Catherine Ashton, the High Representative /Vice President of the European Commission, the European organisation reiterates its support to trade unionists in Iran.

    Iran : European Commission supports trade unionists
  9. Union renewal and development 26 June 2010

    Union of Palestinian Teachers mourn loss of senior figure

    The International Secretary of the General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPTs), Hazem Nasri Qumsieh, has died at the age of 55.

    Union of Palestinian Teachers mourn loss of senior figure
  10. Union renewal and development 25 June 2010

    Education for All success at ITUC World Congress

    The 2nd ITUC World Congress, taking place in Vancouver from 21–25 June, has closed with a firm resolve to struggle for the attainment of quality public services and education for all, as a key part of the strategy to exit the global economic crisis.

    Education for All success at ITUC World Congress
  11. Union renewal and development 24 June 2010

    Strauss-Kahn and Lamy fail to convince International Trade Union Confederation in Vancouver

    The face-off needed to stay polite but firm. And it did. On Tuesday, 22 June, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Pascal Lamy, Managing Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organization (WTO) respectively, set out their organizations’ stalls to the 1,400 delegates of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)...

    Strauss-Kahn and Lamy fail to convince International Trade Union Confederation in Vancouver
  12. Union renewal and development 24 June 2010

    Call for G20 to promote quality education with qualified teachers

    The presidents of Education International and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) have called on the G20 to support a new global partnership for teacher education and professional development.

    Call for G20 to promote quality education with qualified teachers
  13. Union renewal and development 22 June 2010

    US unions call on President Obama to defend education funding

    The presidents of America’s two largest teaching unions, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and National Education Association (NEA), have rallied together to call on the US President to advocate for education funding at G8/G20 summits.

    US unions call on President Obama to defend education funding
  14. Union renewal and development 21 June 2010

    Getting education on the G20 agenda

    There was progress in getting key messages on education through to the G20, as a result of Global Union consultations with the Canadian Prime Minister on 18 June, with the participation of EI and its Canadian affiliates.

    Getting education on the G20 agenda
  15. Union renewal and development 16 June 2010

    Teachers call for improvements in teacher training in Latin America

    Meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the EI Regional Committee for Latin America called on governments in the region to prevent a heavy setback in education quality because of a lack of necessary investments.

    Teachers call for improvements in teacher training in Latin America