UNESCO | Education - October 2011
Education Sector Newsletter
  October 2011  
Interview of the month

“Education is a commitment to the future”

José Campos Trujillo leads a busy life as General Secretary of the Education Federation of the chief education union in Spain (CCOO). Apart from his responsibilities at national level on various state, education and training and university boards, this philosophy graduate is also on the Executive Board of Education International (EI), “the voice of the teachers and other education employees across the globe”. A global federation, EI has 30 million members of some 400 unions in over 170 countries and is UNESCO’s partner every World Teachers’ Day, 5 October.

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IIEP Policy Forum on Gender Equality in education

World Teachers' Day (5 October) : two million new teachers needed

Reducing household costs of education and "free fee" policies

UNESCO and Varkey GEMS Foundation launch principals’ training programme that will impact 10 million children

Irina Bokova and Queen Rania of Jordan join hands for education

Seminar on the Right to a Quality Education for all in Latin America and the Caribbean

East African education ministers commit to action on Education for All

Irina Bokova to join other Education for All Principals in New York

Matching youth skills and the marketplace in the Caribbean

In Moscow, Irina Bokova promotes new humanism in education and culture

UNESCO and Procter & Gamble launch partnership to promote education for young girls and young women

Bouba and Zaza, the cool new kids on the block

International Literacy Day goes galactic

UNESCO helps small islands educate for climate change

Coming up

17 October: "Promoting the Right to Quality education for Roma People" - Regional expert meeting

24-25 October: China/Africa University leaders meeting

7-8 November: EFA Replenishment Pledging Conference

1-3 November: World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2011

28 November-9 December: Seventeenth Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Selected Publications More Publications

Teachers of Brazil: obstacles and challenges

Transforming education: the power of ICT policies

Cost and cost-effectiveness analysis of school-based sexuality education programmes in six countries: full report

Combating discrimination in education. Eighth consultation of Member States on the application of the Convention and the Recommendation against Discrimination in Education (1960). Guide for the preparation of reports

World data on education 2010/11:  Liban |  Qatar |  Saudi Arabia  | Syrian Arab Republic  |  United Arab Emirates |  Yemen

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