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International Relations

Office of International Relations:

  • The Office of International Relations manages NEA membership in Education International (EI), articulates NEA policy in international forums, and maintains communication with Education International affiliated national education unions around the world.
  • The office monitors and works with the United Nations, intergovernmental agencies, and international non-governmental organizations on issues that affect children, education, the education profession, women and human and trade union rights.


    EI Guidance on Reopening Schools and Education Institutions

    As many governments are considering reopening schools around world, Education International released its Guidance on Reopening Schools and Education Institutions. The Guidance outlines five dimensions that governments should consider in consultation with educators and their unions when planning to reopen schools. More...


    “We are one world”, by Lily Eskelsen García

    As COVID-19 pandemic continues spreading around the world, educators are being called on to teach, reach and comfort their students and guide frantic parents. Stories shared by my EI colleagues fill me with hope. We are all in this together. We will get through this crisis together. More...

    Education International COVID-19 tracker

    As governments worldwide step up to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, educators and their unions are doing their part to support each other, their students and their communities. Learn more.


    End Human Trafficking

    Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It is happening in the United States. NEA seeks to better equip educators with useful resources on combating human trafficking. We prepared a collection of links to educational resources, and links to organizations where you can learn more about the issue and take actions. Learn more, here.

    Ending Child Labor and Slavery – Film and Resources

    The Price of Free is an award winning documentary about 21st century child labor, focusing on children rescued by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi. Until March 27, 2019, educators can register to stream The Price of Free without cost

    100 million children around the world are denied their basic human rights. They are trafficked, forced into labor for survival, and do not have access to education. The 100 Million Campaign  builds a strong advocacy for and with these children. The Teachers’ Action Guide ( PDF) includes resource materials for use at the upper elementary through high school levels. Also available in Spanish ( PDF).

    No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State

    NEA partnered with a National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) working group that is looking at what the US might learn from top-performing education jurisdictions around the world. The working group released its innovative report, “No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State”. Learn more.

    The Launch of the Teachers' Code

    The Teachers' Code for Ethical International Recruitment and Employment Practices ( PDF, 324 KB, 14 pgs.) released on June 4th, 2015. Learn more.


    Free Teacher Unionist Mohammed Habibi!

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    Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi & NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia

    Unite for Quality Education!

    Teachers: A Day In the Life

    NEA International Relations Archives