All Africa Teachers' Organization (AATO)

Organisation panafricaine de la profession enseignante (OPAPE)

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1974, as a specialized agency of Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU). Latest statutes adopted 8 May 1987.


Promote closer relations among teachers and teachers' organizations of the different countries; defend material and moral interests of teachers and the teaching profession; foster improvement of curricula and teaching methods, educational organization and the academic and professional training of teachers so as to equip them to better serve interest in innovation and research applicable in solving human problems; focus attention on the problem of increasing illiteracy in Africa; promote cultural, technological and scientific advancement by encouraging provision of adequate training in those fields and collaboration with other bodies interested in them; foster a conception of education directed towards international understanding and good will, with a view to safe-guarding peace and freedom and respect for human dignity.

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Promotes basic human and trade union rights and freedom of association; investigates allegations of violation of trade union rights of teachers; campaigns against apartheid in South Africa; pilot projects in leadership training, including seminars; professional development training programme; organizes pan-African workshops, seminars and conferences.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 44 countries
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31. Dec 1999
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