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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 June 2024

    Public education in Cape Verde: A union call for investment

    In the archipelago nation of Cape Verde, a recent round of negotiations between the government and teachers’ unions has brought to light the critical need for increased funding in public education. Despite reaching consensus on some demands, the two parties remain at an impasse over salary updates, with the unions...

    Public education in Cape Verde: A union call for investment
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 6 June 2024

    Campaigning for education funding in Cameroon: new energy to transform education

    As Cameroon prepares for a crucial election year, education unions - the Fédération Camerounaise des Syndicats de l’Éducation (FECASE) and the Fédération des Syndicats de l'Enseignement et de la Recherche (FESER) - are mobilising to make the funding of public education a national priority. Spearheaded by Education International's Go public!...

    Campaigning for education funding in Cameroon: new energy to transform education
  3. Go public! Fund education 3 June 2024

    Lebanon: Empowering teachers for resilient public education

    The public education system in Lebanon has been severely disrupted by multiple crises, including the Beirut port explosion in 2020, economic collapse, political instability, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent bombings in the south. In response, Education International’s affiliates in the country are driving the Go Public! Fund Education campaign,...

    Lebanon: Empowering teachers for resilient public education
  4. Go public! Fund education 27 May 2024

    Go Public! Strengthening Iraq’s public education system

    Public education in Iraq has been severely impacted by years of crisis, armed conflict, and economic challenges. Education International’s affiliates in Iraq are rallying under the Go Public! Fund Education campaign, advocating for a well-resourced, equitable public education system that empowers, respects, and values teachers and education professionals.

    Go Public! Strengthening Iraq’s public education system
  5. Go public! Fund education 22 May 2024

    Universities at the turning point: Go Public! Fund Education

    More public funding of Higher Education is crucial for advancing global knowledge and innovation. Countries investing robustly in education often lead in Research & Development, driving forward their economies and societal advancements.

    Universities at the turning point: Go Public! Fund Education
  6. Go public! Fund education 15 May 2024

    Go Public! Addressing Albania's underfunded public education system

    Public education in Albania faces critical underfunding, compromising the state's capacity to deliver equitable, quality education. Education International’s affiliates in the country are rallying under the Go Public! Fund Education campaign, calling for substantial increases in government investment. This investment is crucial to improve educational infrastructure, enhance teacher compensation and,...

    Go Public! Addressing Albania's underfunded public education system
  7. Go public! Fund education 8 May 2024

    Going public to fully fund public education in Indonesia

    In Indonesia, Education International’s affiliate, Persatuan Guru Republik Indonesia (PGRI), is at the forefront of the Go Public! Fund Education campaign. PGRI is specifically calling on the Indonesian government to commit to allocating at least 20 per cent of national, provincial, and district budgets directly to public education. This funding...

    Going public to fully fund public education in Indonesia
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 May 2024

    Empowering education in Tajikistan: Unionists organise for robust public funding

    Top education unionists in Tajikistan vocalized a strong appeal for enhanced public investment in education, aligning with the global "Go Public! Fund Education" campaign by Education International (EI).

    Empowering education in Tajikistan: Unionists organise for robust public funding
  9. Go public! Fund education 2 May 2024

    Building stronger public education systems in Southeast Asia

    Under the banner of the Go Public! Fund Education campaign, Education International led the launch of the United Nations High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession's recommendations specifically targeting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

    Building stronger public education systems in Southeast Asia
  10. Leading the profession 26 April 2024

    Belgium: Education unions join forces to end teacher shortage and austerity

    “Enseignant, pas en saignant” (Teaching, not bleeding). This was one of the slogans used by the 8,000 educators who came from all over Belgium to the capital Brussels to call on politicians to increase funding for public education and put an end to the teacher shortage. The protest took place...

    Belgium: Education unions join forces to end teacher shortage and austerity
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 April 2024

    From recommendations to action: Joining forces to end the global teacher shortage

    Johanna Jaara Åstrand

    The shortened version of the following remarks were delivered by Johanna Jaara Åstrand, Education International Vice-president for Europe and President of the Swedish Teachers’ Union, at the European Union Global Gateway High-level Education Event on April 11, 2024. The event marked the regional launch of the recommendations put forward by...

    From recommendations to action: Joining forces to end the global teacher shortage
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 April 2024

    Education International joins Global Unions in calling for democratic reform of International Financial Institutions

    Education International has endorsed the Global Unions statement demanding significant democratic reforms within International Financial Institutions (IFIs) such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

    Education International joins Global Unions in calling for democratic reform of International Financial Institutions
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 April 2024

    Invest in teachers to ensure quality education for all: European Union supports United Nations recommendations on the profession

    Funding education and investing in teachers are key to ensuring the right to education for all and achieving all Sustainable Development Goals. This message was heard loud and clear on April 11 at the Global Gateway High-Level Education Event co-hosted by the European Commission and the Belgian Presidency of the...

    Invest in teachers to ensure quality education for all: European Union supports United Nations recommendations on the profession
  14. Leading the profession 4 April 2024

    Education international Executive Board: Going public with the recommendations of the UN High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession and continued solidarity

    “Just as teachers support us all, it is time to support teachers. Let’s make sure they have the support, recognition, and resources they need to provide quality, relevant education and skills for all.”

    Education international Executive Board: Going public with the recommendations of the UN High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession and continued solidarity
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 21 March 2024

    Exposed: Collusion and Cover-Up — A World Bank and Bridge International Academies Scandal

    After increasing public pressure, a critical internal report, and an ongoing investigation by congressional leaders in the United States, the World Bank Group has acknowledged it "did not follow protocol" and "children were hurt," by its involvement with Bridge International Academies.

    Exposed: Collusion and Cover-Up — A World Bank and Bridge International Academies Scandal
  16. Go public! Fund education 21 March 2024

    Go Public! Empowering teachers to transform the future of South Sudan

    “We have been abandoned,” is the sentiment expressed by teachers in South Sudan as they organise to bring urgent attention to the dire situation of education in a crisis context that requires immediate international response and support. The extreme conditions they face were made clear during a gathering of union...

    Go Public! Empowering teachers to transform the future of South Sudan
  17. Leading the profession 18 March 2024

    Sierra Leone: Teachers mobilise to elevate the profession through the Go Public! Fund Education campaign

    The Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU) is on a mission to transform the landscape of education in their country. During a recent two-day Go Public! Fund Education national planning meeting, SLTU leaders rallied around a shared vision: to elevate the status of teachers and secure better working conditions.

    Sierra Leone: Teachers mobilise to elevate the profession through the Go Public! Fund Education campaign
  18. Democracy 5 February 2024

    President Lula receives Education International delegation to discuss public education

    A delegation made up of representatives from Education International (EI) and our affiliate in Brazil, the CNTE, was received on Monday 29 January by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The meeting took place on the second day of Brazil’s National Education Conference, held in Brasilia from 28 January to...

    President Lula receives Education International delegation to discuss public education