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.

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  1. © Liang Qiang / World Bank 2018

    World Teachers’ Day 2018

    Children need qualified teachers

    05 October 2018

  2. Our impact, their voices

    I escaped child labour and can now help others

    21 September 2018

  3. Our impact, their voices

    From young informal worker to qualified hotel employee

    19 September 2018


  1. Sectoral Meeting

    Global Dialogue Forum on Employment Terms and Conditions in Tertiary Education

    Geneva, 18-20 September 2018

  2. 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. Joint Message - World Teachers' Day 2017

    Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers

  2. 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.

  3. 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.