Activating the recommendations on teachers in crisis contexts

United Nations High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession recommendations

published 22 May 2024 updated 2 July 2024

The High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession was convened by the United Nations Secretary General in response to the global teacher shortage. Tasked with providing policy advice for governments to ensure that every child’s right to a professionally-trained, qualified, and well-supported teacher is fulfilled, the Panel identified 59 recommendations.

The recommendations cover a broad range of topics, including: pay, conditions and job security; professional practice; gender, equity and diversity; social dialogue and collective bargaining; technology and the future of work in education; and education financing.

The Panel recognises that the persistent and increasing teacher shortages are exacerbated by the enormous hardships faced by teachers working in crisis contexts. It calls for improved working conditions for all teachers and makes three key recommendations focused on teachers working in crisis contexts.