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 Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Overcoming disability to stitch together a dream

    08 December 2022

  2. News

    Agreement to increase inclusion of labour rights in business school education

    05 December 2022

  3. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    I always wanted to set up a business, and employ other blind persons so they can make a living too

    02 December 2022

Highlights

  1. Sectoral meeting

    Technical meeting on the future of work in the education sector

    17-21 May 2021

  2. ILO/GIZ Project

    Digitalization, the future of work and the teaching profession

  3. 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.

  4. 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