United Nations recommendations: an urgent call for teachers to be paid, valued, and respected

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published 26 February 2024 updated 13 March 2024

For the first time in over fifty years, the United Nations is putting a spotlighting on teachers’ rights, status, and working conditions. The United Nations High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession just published a set of recommendations to governments globally to strengthen the profession and ensure that teachers are valued and respected. The recommendations were launched in Johannesburg, South Africa during a high-level event featuring EI President Susan Hopgood.

The broad and progressive recommendations are the result of sustained union advocacy and a unique opportunity to effect real change for millions of teachers and students around the world. Together we can make the recommendations a reality. Here are a few tools to help you get started.

Get informed

  • Click here to download a one-page document with the essential information on the Panel and its recommendations. The document is also available as an image so it’s easier to share over WhatsApp or other chat applications.
  • Click here to download the full text of the recommendations.
  • Find out more about the recommendations from the dedicated section on the EI website and check in frequently for updates.

Raise awareness

  • Publish the article by David Edwards, General Secretary of Education International, on your website and publications. Click here to download the article.
  • Download and post David’s video on your social media channels.
  • Share the posts below on your social media channels.