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

    When soft skills land hard returns

    03 April 2017

  2. International Women's Day

    Celebrating Women’s Day with women’s rights activist Eva Longoria Baston

    08 March 2017

  3. Our impact, their voices

    Women helping women succeed in Nepal

    08 March 2017

Highlights

  1. Education 2030

    Teachers for Education 2030: Mexico Declaration

    Outcome document of the 8th International Policy Dialogue Forum of the International Task Force on Teachers, adopted in Mexico City on 17 March 2016.

  2. Sustainable development goals

    Empowering teachers: Teaching in the post-2015 education agenda

    Communiqué adopted at the CEART at its 12th session in April 2015, calling for the recognition of the status of teachers in the 2030 education agenda.

  3. CEART

    12th session of the Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (April 2015)