Fédération internationale des professeurs de l'enseignement secondaire officiel (FIPESO)

International Federation of Secondary Teachers
Internationale Vereinigung der Lehrer an Öffentlichen Höheren Schulen

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1912-05-27 Brussels Belgium


27 May 1912, Brussels (Belgium), by Belgian, Dutch and French teachers, as Bureau international des fédérations nationales du personnel de l'enseignement secondaire public. 1st Congress held in 1913. Ceased activities during the two World Wars, resuming activities in 1919, on the initiative of French teachers, and in 1945, London (UK), on the initiative of British teachers. Listed name adopted 1935. 'FIPESO Manifesto' adopted Jul 1980. Closely linked from 1952 with H-XC2021 - International Federation of Teachers' Associations (IFTA), when, jointly with H-XH0175 - World Organization of the Teaching Profession (WOTP), they were instrumental in setting up H-XA3491 - World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession (WCOTP). IFTA and FIPESCO became constituent federations of WCOTP, which itself later merged with H-XC1919 - International Federation of Free Teachers' Unions (IFFTU) to form B-XB1111 - Education International (EI). FIPESO agreed to cease operations on setting up of EI, 26 Jan 1993.


Establish bonds of friendship and international solidarity among members; contribute to the progress of secondary education; seek means of improving the material and social status of members; further mutual understanding and develop the sense of international solidarity and friendship among pupils by studying suitable methods of teaching and considering practical measures; collaborate in undertakings, whether official or private in origin, pursuing the same ends.


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GOAL 4: Quality Education



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