Education sector

The ILO supports international education goals through numerous decent work strategies, including combatting child labour, promoting social dialogue and freedom of association, and developing skills and employability strategies. The ILO also supports the key people who deliver education: teachers. Together with UNESCO, the ILO promotes principles of quality teaching through two Recommendations concerning teaching personnel, as well as the Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel.

What's new

  1. Our impact, their voices

    From pandemic to business opportunity

    21 October 2020

  2. © Annie Spratt 2020

    International Day of Rural Women

    Rural women: Key actors in poverty reduction and food security

    15 October 2020

  3. Video

    Webinar on Recognition of Prior Learning

    14 October 2020

Highlights

  1. COVID-19

    Supporting teachers in back-to-school efforts - Guidance for policy-makers

    This document provides guidance to policy-makers on measures to support teachers and education staff when schools reopen, during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

  2. International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030

    Short film - #SupportTeachers - Call for action on teachers

    Teachers are the backbone of education systems. With the #COVID19 crisis they are on the front lines in ensuring that #LearningNeverStops

    #SupportTeachers!

  3. CEART

    13th Session of the Joint ILO–UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (CEART)

    Geneva, 1-5 October 2018

  1. Early Childhood Education

    Casablanca Declaration and Call for Action on Quality Early Childhood Education and the Professionalization of ECE Teachers and Educators

    Text adopted at the African Conference on Quality Early Childhood Education and the Professionalization of Educators (Casablanca, Morocco, 2-5 December 2019), organized by the ILO, UNESCO and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco.

  2. Sectoral Meeting

    Global Dialogue Forum on Employment Terms and Conditions in Tertiary Education

    Geneva, 18-20 September 2018