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The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015. Representatives of Member States, UN entities and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will attend the session. The main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment…

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The right to education guarantees that everyone should enjoy a quality education, free from discrimination and exclusion. However, the global education landscape is rapidly changing. One of the most notable changes is the growing trend of privatization in education in many countries. Privatization poses many challenges from the standpoint of human rights. Wealth inequalities between those who can afford to pay for private education and those who cannot as well as exclusion across gender and ethnic lines are often exacerbated…

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  • Date 12 June 2014
  • Location Geneva, Switzerland
EI’s Second World Women’s Conference will build on the success and learning from the first On the Move for Equality Conference, which took place in 2011. The conference theme is ‘Women in Trade Unions and in Education: from Words to Action’, and the main objective of the conference is to provide the space and opportunity for representatives of EI’s affiliates to share, analyze, and provide feedback on good union practices that have concretely improved equality for women and men in…

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With the global economic crisis still hitting working people hard in every part of the world, trade unions around the world will once again organise mobilisations, events and activities on October 7 to demand decent jobs and full respect for workers’ rights. Just 7% of working people in the formal and informal sectors are union members, yet hundreds of millions more want the security and protection that unions provide. Organizing new members is the most crucial task facing the union…

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The Day of Action is an initiative of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Workers' Group at the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The right to strike is a cornerstone of democracy and social justice which has been recognized internationally for over 50 years. About 90 countries have incorporated the right in their national constitutions, even though governments often prohibit public servants from exercising it. In recent months, however, the employers' representatives at ILO have challenged the very legal…

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  • Date 18 February 2015
  • Location Worldwide
The Unite for Quality Education Conference will take place in Montreal, Canada from 26-31 May 2014.   The conference, a cornerstone of EI's Unite for Quality Education campaign, will provide an opportunity for EI member organisations, and organisations with a similar commitment to quality education, such as the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) and other civil society organisations, NGOs, the OECD, UNESCO and the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), to join forces in support of quality education for all.  

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Education International, Global Campaign for Education, International Council for Adult Education, International Institute of Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund and Open Society Foundations are hosting a reception on Human Rights day to highlight the Right to Quality Education     Speakers: Irina BOKOVA, Director-General, UNESCO; Fred van LEEUWEN, General Secretary, Education International; Kerry KENNEDY, President, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights; Camilla CROSO, President, Global Campaign for Education   Where? When? Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:30-8:30pm Institute of International Education…

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  • Date 10 December 2013
  • Location Institute of International Education (IIE), New York
The World Assembly is GCE's governing body, bringing members of the GCE movement together to reflect on past achievements, share knowledge, discuss current and emerging issues in global education and engage in shared strategic planning for the next four years.The World Assembly opens with the Right to Education 2000-2030 Public Forum (23 February 2014), at which GCE members and allies from all over the world will gather to discuss crucial and emerging issues in education, with a focus on progress…

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  The 2013/4 GMR report will go live on 29 January 2014, and with it a new emphasis on the importance of education in a rapidly evolving world. Issues such as an increased investment in teachers, educators and the teaching profession will be a particular focus, as well as previous concerns, such as equitable learning.  

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  • Date 29 January 2014
  • Location All
OECD’s PISA 2012 results will be presented and discussed during a special meeting hosted by Education International on 6 December in the Auditorium hall of the International Trade Union House in Brussels. This event will take place from 10:30 – 13:00 with a presentation by Michael Davidson (OECD) of the key findings followed by a discussion with the audience. PISA is an international study that was launched by the OECD in 1997. It aims to evaluate education systems worldwide every three years by assessing…

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  • Date 2013-12-06
  • Location ITUH Auditorium Brussels
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