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International Relations

International Relations

Your voice counts! Show the world that quality education is important.

Your voice counts! Show the world that quality education is important.

Education International

United for Quality Education

Learn about Education International, one of NEA’s partner organizations.


Letter: Urgent Appeal to free Nigerian students

Letter from NEA President Dennis Van Roekel expressing grave concern about the well-being of the 276 female students who were kidnapped and are still held by Boko Haram militants.

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The Office of International Relations manages NEA membership in  Education International (EI), articulates NEA policy in international forums, and maintains communication with EI 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. 

International Advocacy, Leadership, and Union Solidarity

The educational and social priorities that ensure teacher quality and promote student achievement are not limited to the United States — they are global concerns. Through NEA’s engagement internationally, the association furthers its mission, vision, and core values by advocating for human and trade union rights, supporting education unions and members in times of natural disaster, civil conflict, and political instability, and exchanging information about common challenges facing more that 30 million teachers and education support professions around the world. More ...

Great Public Schools for All

High quality, public education is a human right — achievable by holding governments accountable, eradicating all forms of child labor, and reaching out to historically underserved communities. NEA’s mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world. More ...

Global Education in the U.S.

Global education imparts in­formation about cultures and an apprecia­tion of our interdependency in sharing the world’s resources to meet mutual human needs. Cur­riculum and instruction about regional and international conflicts must present a balanced view, include historical context, and demonstrate relevancy and sensitiv­ity to all people. The achievement of this goal requires the mastery of global com­munication and development of an appre­ciation of the common humanity shared by all peoples. More ...

Malala Day

Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani school girl, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt addressed thousands at the United Nation’s headquarters in New York on her 16th birthday. “Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world.” Malala shares that the extremists are frightened by the power of education and that “books and pens are our most powerful weapons.”

Report: Getting Teacher Migration and Mobility Right

Around the world, many teachers feel compelled to leave their home countries and pursue employment opportunities abroad. Education International’s report, “Getting Teacher Migration and Mobility Right,” is a comprehensive report of these teachers’ experiences. Read more »



Web-Education for All Survey

Join the movement to provide all children with a quality education! Education International has launched an innovative survey, Education for All, to assess teaching and learning conditions in classrooms around the world.