Events

The International Summit on the teaching profession 2015 will be held in Banff, Alberta, on March 29–30, and will bring together education ministers and leaders of teachers’ unions and associations from a number of high-performing and rapidly improving education systems, according to results from OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), to discuss education policy and practice and the teaching profession. The theme this year “Implementing Highly Effective Teacher Policy and Practice,” was chosen by summit partners based on feedback…

Additional Info

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…

Additional Info

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…

Additional Info

  • 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…

Additional Info

Side event organized by the Post-2015 Human Rights Caucus Sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN Monday 23 March, 1:15-2:30pm, Conference Room A, UNHQ One of the main ‘lessons learned’ from the MDGs is that the indicators chosen to measure progress towards the post-2015 sustainable development goals will either uplift or undermine the entire agenda. Given that there is almost unanimous agreement that the agenda should be founded in human rights, and many of the OWG goals…

Additional Info

  • Date 23 March 2015
  • Location Conference Room A, UNHQ, NYC
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…

Additional Info

  • 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.  

Additional Info

Join women leaders from different regions in a discussion on how women’s rights,gender equality, and women’s empowerment can be realized beyond 2015 in light of the 20-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action and the new global framework for a sustainable development agenda. Opening H.E. María Cristina Perceval, Ambassador and Permanent RepresentativePermanent Mission of Argentina to the UN Panelists Dr. Hoda Badran, ChairpersonEgyptian Feminist Union and the Alliance for Arab Women Gloria Bonder, Headmistress of Gender and Political SocietyFLACSO (Latin…

Additional Info

  • Date 10 March 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Location Conference Room 11, UNGA Building, New York City
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…

Additional Info

  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.  

Additional Info

  • Date 29 January 2014
  • Location All
Page 1 of 3