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. International Youth Day

    Learning to work and working to learn

    10 August 2015

  2. Fighting child labour

    Out of child labour and into education in Viet Nam

    10 July 2015

  3. © ILO/Luu Van Tien 2015

    World Day against Child Labour

    Fighting Child Labour with quality education

    12 June 2015

Highlights

  1. 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.

  2. CEART

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

  3. kindergarten, Vietnam

    Early childhood

    ILO Policy Guidelines on the promotion of decent work for early childhood education personnel

    Adopted by a Meeting of Experts in November 2013, the Guidelines set out principles for the promotion of decent work for early childhood education (ECE) personnel as a means of ensuring universal access to high-quality ECE services.