Education International (EI)

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 5 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 1210 Brussels
Country: Belgium
Region: Europe
Website: http://www.ei-ie.org
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Areas:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Research
Short description:
Education International represents nearly 30 million teachers and education workers, with 402 member organisations in 173 countries and territories. Its aims are:
- To promote peace, democracy, social justice and equality through the development of education and the collective strength of teachers and education employees;
-To seek and maintain recognition of the trade union rights of workers in general and of teachers and education employees in particular;
- To enhance the conditions of work and terms of employment of teachers and education employees, and to promote their professional status in general;
- To support and promote the freedoms of teachers and education employees;
- To promote the right to education for all persons in the world, without discrimination through pursuing the establishment and protection of open, publicly funded and controlled educational systems, and academic and cultural institutions, aimed at the democratic, social, cultural and economic development of society;
- To promote the political, social and economic conditions that are required for the realisation of the right to education in all nations;
- To foster a concept of education directed towards international understanding and good will, the safeguarding of peace and freedom, and respect for human dignity;
- To combat all forms of racism and of bias or discrimination in education and society due to gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, political opinion, social or economic status or national or ethnic origin;
- To give particular attention to developing the leadership role and involvement of women in society
- To build solidarity and mutual cooperation among member organisations;
- To promote unity among all independent and democratic trade unions both within the educational sector and with other sectors; and thereby contribute to the further development of the international trade union movement.
Other offices:
Region Countries Website Email
Europe Belgium paneurope@ei-ie.org
Western Africa Ghana eirafoffice@ei-ie.org
Central America and the Caribbean Costa Rica http://www.ei-ie-al.org/ america.latina@ei-ie-al.org
Central America and the Caribbean Saint Lucia albertv@candw.lc
Southern and Eastern Asia Malaysia eiap@eduint.com.my