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Arab Countries

  1. Arab Countries
  2. Caribbean Union of Teachers
  3. Council of Pacific Education

The Arab Countries Cross-regional Structure brings together education unions from Arabic speaking countries in the Africa and Asia Pacific regions.

The cross-regional structure facilitates cooperation among members, helping education unions join forces and exchange best practices to address their common challenges.

To find out more about our work in Arab countries, please click here.

  1. Solidarity in emergencies 19 October 2023

    Morocco: Education unions working towards recovery in the provinces hit by the earthquake

    The education unions of Morocco have started the work towards recovery from the 6,8-magnitude earthquake that left thousands dead or injured, including many teachers and students. The solidarity and generosity shown by EI members organisations across the world in response to the EI solidarity call have been heartily welcomed and...

    Morocco: Education unions working towards recovery in the provinces hit by the earthquake
  2. Equity and inclusion

    Teachers and technology

    Advocacy brief by Education International and the Global Education Monitoring Report

    19 October 2023

    The Global Education Monitoring Report and Education International have developed an advocacy brief for teachers based on the 2023 GEM Report, Technology in education: A tool on whose terms?

    Teachers and technology
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  3. Standards and working conditions 13 October 2023

    Morocco: unified status for public education workers is a positive step forward, but more is needed

    The new unified status for Ministry of Education employees “responds to a number of demands, but our trade union movement has not achieved all its objectives”, said Mohamed Nouiga, Deputy General Secretary of Morocco’s SNE-FDT education union.

    Morocco: unified status for public education workers is a positive step forward, but more is needed
  4. Equity and inclusion 12 October 2023

    Palestine: Empowering women teachers

    The General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT) has put gender equity at the heart of union priorities, organising training sessions for women members around the theme “Women's and girls’ full participation in society: Are Palestinian women reaping the benefits of education in similar ways to the rest of the world?”

    Palestine: Empowering women teachers
  5. Equity and inclusion 11 October 2023

    Education International joins global call to invest in girls’ rights

    Statement on the International Day of the Girl Child - 11 October 2023

    October 11, the International Day of the Girl Child, is a day of mobilisation and action to advance the rights of girls around the world. Amid worrying developments that have undone decades of progress on girls’ rights, Education International joins allies from around the world in calling for governments and...

    Education International joins global call to invest in girls’ rights
  6. Democracy 9 October 2023

    Joint EI-ETUCE Statement on Israel and Palestine

    Education International and the European Trade Union Committee for Education condemn the severe attack Hamas launched against Israel. Education International stands in solidarity with the teachers, students, and communities in the region and calls on the international community to do their utmost to stop the bloodshed and avoid a catastrophic...

    Joint EI-ETUCE Statement on Israel and Palestine
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 October 2023

    Iraq: Union demands respect for professional autonomy and the necessary time for teachers to provide quality education

    The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) has urged public authorities to consult teacher representatives before making policy decisions that prevent teachers from delivering the full curriculum and putting quality education at risk.

    Iraq: Union demands respect for professional autonomy and the necessary time for teachers to provide quality education
  8. Leading the profession 4 October 2023

    World Teachers’ Day 2023: Growing teacher shortage puts the right to education at risk

    World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on October 5th every year. This year’s event is marked by increased global concern about the scale and impact of the teacher shortage around the world. According to UNESCO, the world needs 69 million more teachers by 2030 to achieve universal basic education yet current...

    World Teachers’ Day 2023: Growing teacher shortage puts the right to education at risk
  9. Solidarity in emergencies 15 September 2023

    Urgent Action Appeal: Earthquake in Morocco

    Education International (EI) is launching a call for solidarity in support of colleagues in Morocco.

    Urgent Action Appeal: Earthquake in Morocco
  10. Statements 13 September 2023

    Libya: Solidarity Statement Following Deadly Floods

    We stand together, united in grief and hope, as we bear witness to the devastating floods of Storm Daniel that have already claimed 11,000 lives and over 10,000 missing in Libya, and destroyed the livelihoods of thousands of others.

    Libya: Solidarity Statement Following Deadly Floods
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 September 2023

    Iraq: Arab educators demand increased investment in public education and teachers

    A delegation from Education International (EI) travelled to Baghdad, Iraq, where they met with the president and prime minister and along with the Iraqi Teachers’ Union and member organisations in Arab countries launched the EI flagship campaign Go Public! Fund Education .

    Iraq: Arab educators demand increased investment in public education and teachers
  12. News 13 September 2023

    Morocco: Education International stands in solidarity after devastating earthquake

    A 6,8-magnitude earthquake hit Morocco on September 9th, killing more than 2,900 people and causing severe injuries to 5,500 people more, including many teachers, students, and their communities. Many buildings have been damaged or destroyed. The rescue operations are ongoing in the affected areas.

    Morocco: Education International stands in solidarity after devastating earthquake
  13. Standards and working conditions 18 July 2023

    Iraq: Respect educators and pay decent pensions!

    In the Iraqi region of Kurdistan retired public educators are a forgotten group. The President of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) Abdulwahid Muhammad Haje calls for increased pensions and better living conditions for them.

    Iraq: Respect educators and pay decent pensions!
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 17 July 2023

    Tunisia: the government must respect the trade union rights of primary school teachers

    In a letter of protest dated 13 July 2023 addressed to Tunisian Education Minister Ali Mohamed Al Boughdiri, Education International (EI) condemned the salary penalties imposed on teacher trade unionists calling for better funding of education in their country.

    Tunisia: the government must respect the trade union rights of primary school teachers
  15. Democracy 4 July 2023

    Your guide to connect with colleagues at the 9th EI World Congress

    The 9th Education International World Congress is taking place online from July 11 to 13. This edition of our World Congress will focus on “Growing our unions, elevating our professions, defending democracy." Read on to see how you can connect with colleagues from across the world!

    Your guide to connect with colleagues at the 9th EI World Congress
  16. Leading the profession 23 June 2023

    Iraq: Kurdish authorities must arrange for speedy payment of all salary arrears

    Insisting on the negative impact of the delay in the payment of the salaries of teachers and education support personnel in Kurdistan, the President of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU), Abdulwahed Muhammad Haje, has made it clear that arrears in the payment of Kurd educators’ salaries must be considered as...

    Iraq: Kurdish authorities must arrange for speedy payment of all salary arrears