International resources

Education for Respect Video

In the short, five-minute video, advocates, teachers and Union staff share their answers to the question 'What is the role of education in building respect and community cohesion?' Their responses set forth important arguments for the understanding of education as part of the foundation for peaceful societies. Members are encouraged to use the video as an advocacy tool to be shared with colleagues, senior school staff, and the local community. This video was created in 2017 in collaboration with the charity 'Remembering Srebrenica'.

Click here to view the film now.

Strategy Snapshots
The Union has a proud history of international solidarity. Through a diverse portfolio of projects, partnerships and campaigns, we work to oppose oppression, fight for trade union and human rights, champion public services, campaign for equal opportunities and social justice and challenge neo-liberalism. The International Team works on a number of key issues to deliver these aims, while also responding to opportunities for advocacy as they arise. For more information on our key policy areas, read the Strategy Snapshots below.

 Resources and Reports

Websites - Following is a list of websites that support international education and trade unionism work throughout the world.

Camden Abu dis Friendship Association (CADFA) works in the UK to promote awareness about the human rights situation in Palestine. It links the London borough of Camden with people in Abu Dis a town in the Jerusalem suburb.

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end the global education crisis.

Edukid provides primary, secondary and vocational training, university scholarships, and schools packs for children affected by war and poverty. Edukid’s aim is to educate people in the UK about the need and empower them to make a difference.

The Education International is the global federation of teachers’ unions. Its site provides information on topics such as peace education and education for all.

The Ethical Trade Initiative site includes information about how UK retailers, NGOs and unions are promoting labour standards in the supply chain in the UK.

This site, endorsed by DFID, provides a huge range of resources for teachers, including Developing the Global Dimension in the School Curriculum, a tool for carrying out a global dimension audit of your school.

Jubilee Debt Campaign is part of a global movement demanding freedom from the slavery of unjust debts and a new financial system that puts people first.

No Sweat is an activist, campaigning organisation, fighting sweatshop bosses, in solidarity with workers, worldwide. No Sweat stands for workers' solidarity.

The Oxfam site tells how to get involved in campaigns against poverty and injustice.

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign is involved in a range of activities that aim to call attention to the human rights abuses suffered by the Kurdish people.

Schools Online has everything you need to bring the world into your classroom and encourage your students to develop as global citizens.

Send My Friend to School brings together thousands of children across the UK to speak up for the right to education, and remind world leaders of their promise that all children should get the chance to go to school.

The Steve Sinnott foundation, established in the name of former NUT General Secretary, is dedicated towards the pursuit of Steve's passion and support for the UN Millennium Development Goal 2; the achievement, by 2015 of universal primary education for all children around the world.

This web site records the struggles as teachers and teacher unions fight cuts and threats to creative and free education for the world's children. The site includes news of action around the globe, as well as research.

Think Global is a national education charity, and the hub of a community of schools, NGOs and businesses which care about global learning and development. Its goal is to help create a more just and sustainable world, through the power of global learning.

Trade Justice Movement

The Trade Justice Movement is a fast growing group of organisations including trade unions, aid agencies, environment and human rights campaigns, fair-trade organisations, faith and consumer groups.

Visit the TUC’s site for news on UK trade union international work and campaigns and for development awareness resources.

Information for teachers and trade unionists.

The VSO site raises awareness about issues around the world as well as information about volunteering.

Teachers Building Society NQT mortgages