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We are the voice of teachers and education workers around the world.

Through our 383 member organisations, we represent more than 32 million teachers and education support personnel in 178 countries and territories.

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Informed and empowered by teachers and education support personnel everywhere, we develop tools and strategies that enable us to work across all sectors of education and all regions of the world to effect change and create a better future for our students. Click here to see how we work and find out more about our priorities below.

  1. Quality education for all

  2. The profession

  3. Rights and democracy

  4. Building union power

Latest Updates

  1. News 6 October 2022

    World Teachers Day: celebrations, struggles and an urgent call for governments to raise the status of the profession

    On 5 October, the global education community marked World Teachers Day by celebrating the fundamental role educators play in a democratic society. Education International called on all governments to step up and do their part: invest in teachers, involve teachers, value and respect teachers, as the indispensable professionals at the...

    World Teachers Day: celebrations, struggles and an urgent call for governments to raise the status of the profession
  2. News 4 October 2022

    World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference in Education: Unions come together to advance the rights of Indigenous Peoples

    The World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference in Education (WIPCE) was held this year on the traditional lands of the Kaurna Nation, the original people of the Adelaide plains, at Tarndanya, Adelaide, Australia. WIPCE is the largest and most diverse Indigenous education forum in the world. The EI delegation to the Conference...

    World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference in Education: Unions come together to advance the rights of Indigenous Peoples
  3. News 4 October 2022

    Education at a Glance: Addressing the need to build a more effective and equitable education system.

    Launch of the OECD's Education at a Glance 2022

    Education at a Glance2022, an annual report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD), that summarises the available education data of the OECD member countries and partner countries, was released in Paris on October 3.

    Education at a Glance: Addressing the need to build a more effective and equitable education system.
  4. Statements 3 October 2022

    Teachers around the world deserve more than thanks, governments must listen

    An open letter from the profession on World Teachers’ Day

    As teachers we believe that, despite the global crises facing the world, the power and optimism inherent in education will always provide hope for our future. We also know that to move forward from this pandemic, and the deepening inequities it exposed, we need to fully fund public education systems...

    Teachers around the world deserve more than thanks, governments must listen
  5. Opinion 3 October 2022

    Teachers are the beating heart of education

    David Edwards

    This is a crucial moment. COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on education. At the height of the pandemic, 1.6 billion students were out of school. Millions are still not in their classrooms, others are struggling with trauma and loss. As the economic crisis, the climate emergency, and wars intensify...

    Teachers are the beating heart of education
  6. News 30 September 2022

    World Teachers’ Day 2022: We transform education

    On September 19 world leaders met at the United Nations and committed to transforming education everywhere. Teachers are at the heart of this transformation; they must be trusted and supported to make quality public education a reality for all students.

    World Teachers’ Day 2022: We transform education

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