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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 Global Campaign for Education (GCE), the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) and Education International, along with the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE), the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE), the Africa Network Campaign for Education for All (ANCEFA), the Arab Campaign for Education for All (ACEA), the Latin American and Caribbean Council for Popular Education (CEAAL), IBIS, ActionAid, Global March Against Child Labor, Oxfam and Open Society Foundations, are hosting…

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  • Date 24 September 2013
  • Location Open Society Foundation Headquarters, New York
This year’s International Labour Conference (ILC) will take place from 5 to 20 June 2013 at the ILO and UN headquarters in Geneva. The ILC is the “international parliament of labour” where social and labour questions of importance to the entire world are discussed. Standard items at the ILC are the review of the application of Conventions and Recommendations by member States (Commission on the Application of Standards), the report of the Director General, as well as the follow up…

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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
“Unite for Quality Education - Better education for a better world” is EI's campaign to ensure that universal, free quality education remains at the top of the political agenda for a sustainable future.  The purpose is to call on inter-governmental agencies, governments and public education authorities everywhere to put in place the three essential elements of a quality education:   Universal and free access to quality teachers, Modern teaching tools and resources and Supportive, safe and secure environments for teaching and…

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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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This year's Global Action Week led by the Global Campaign for Education demands as part of the 'Every Child Needs a Teacher' Campaign that states act now to ensure that every child has access to a well-trained and well-supported teacher.  See what you can do by visiting the Campaign website: http://everychildneedsateacher.org/    

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