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Day 1 in Ottawa: EI 7th World Congress

From 21 July-26 July, I’ve been working for Education International at the 7th World Congress of this global federation of education unions. The conference is being held in Ottawa, Canada. The Congress is being attended by 950 delegates and 750 observers from 400 organisations and 170 countries. Its theme is Unite for Quality Education, Better education for a better world.pic1

Here are the news stories I wrote from the first day’s sessions on 21 July, featuring content from the ComNet meeting, the Women’s Caucus, and the official opening of Congress.

Beijing+20: Much done, more to do

Official opening of Congress brings together over 1,700 participants

Unions key in mobilising support nationally for global aims

Women union leaders play vital role in wider community