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NEA International Relations: Archives

International Women’s Day and CEDAW, Treaty on the Human Rights of Women

Ending Child Slavery - Be a Part of the Solution

NEAs Eskelsen Garcia Sings for Progress

Addressing poverty, and its impact on education, was at the core of NEA President Lily Eskelsen García's presentation to the Latin American Regional Conference in Santiago de Chile. Her words and the song by Chilean folk singer Violeta Parra, address the importance of solidarity within the education union movement.

Ending Child Slavery - Be a Part of the Solution

Petition - Be a part of the solution and help the estimated 5.5 million children in the world who are enslaved. Sign the petition that will be delivered to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon! The End Child Slavery initiative is endorsed by Education International, Anti-Slavery International, and several other global advocacy organizations.

Teacher Innovator Interview - NEA Member Evan Robbins is making life better for children in Ghana who were slaves in the fisheries of Lake Volta.

Educator Resource Toolkit - Child slavery also exists in the United States, as a first responder you can make a difference. ECPAT-USA has developed an important new Public Service Announcement video about sex trafficking of children.

Taking Action - Child Slavery blog there are examples all around us of action on this human rights issue of our time.

The International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace was established by United Nations Resolution in 1981 as an annual day of non-violence and cease fire. Anyone anywhere can participate in International Day of Peace, whether they are soldiers participating in ceasefire, or a civilian simply lighting a candle in honor of the Peace Day. The theme of this year’s International Day of Peace is the “Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All” to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace. The NEA supports the efforts of the International Day of Peace campaign. On September 21, take a moment to talk to your children about the importance of tolerance, dignity and respect. Peace for future generations depends on it. For information, visit the United Nations’ International Day of Peace website. Also, here's a message from NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia providing guidance to parents on how the September 21 observance of the International Day of Peace can be used as a learning opportunity for children.

International Advocacy, Leadership, and Union Solidarity

The educational and social priorities that ensure teacher quality and promote student achievement are not limited to the United States — they are global concerns. Through NEA’s engagement internationally, the association furthers its mission, vision, and core values by advocating for human and trade union rights, supporting education unions and members in times of natural disaster, civil conflict, and political instability, and exchanging information about common challenges facing more that 30 million teachers and education support professions around the world. More ...

Great Public Schools for All

High quality, public education is a human right — achievable by holding governments accountable, eradicating all forms of child labor, and reaching out to historically underserved communities. NEA’s mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world. More ...

Malala Day

Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani school girl, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt addressed thousands at the United Nation’s headquarters in New York on her 16th birthday. “Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world.” Malala shares that the extremists are frightened by the power of education and that “books and pens are our most powerful weapons.”

Report: Getting Teacher Migration and Mobility Right

Around the world, many teachers feel compelled to leave their home countries and pursue employment opportunities abroad. Education International’s report, “Getting Teacher Migration and Mobility Right,” is a comprehensive report of these teachers’ experiences. Read more »

Global Action Week 2013: April 21-27

Global Action Week 2013: April 21-27

Global Action Week - May 2-8, 2011

Global Network for Teaching Quality and Effectiveness

Education International 7th World Congress

International Advocay, Leadership, and Union Solidarity

Global Education in the U.S.

Great Public Schools for All

International Resource Guide

Education and Gender

50 Key Facts for Older Students

25 Key Facts for Elementary Students

Protection Against Sexual Exploitation

United Nations Convention on the Eliminiation of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Urge Congress: Supoort Education for All

Child Labor

Girls' Education

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Education for All