We advocate for the Global Community of Educators and Students
Education is a fundamental human right, and though achievable, this right has yet to be realized. In our diverse and interdependent world, dismantling the barriers to universal quality education requires engagement and advocacy at all levels. Through strategic partnerships, campaigns, and advocacy, NEA supports students and educators in our global community to fulfill the promise of quality public education for every student.
NEA International Relations works to protect students, elevate educator voices, secure human and workers’ rights, and promote strong inclusive public education systems. In addition to policy and advocacy efforts, NEA provides support and resources to U.S. educators on global education. Find more information about the principles and structures that guide NEA International Relations.
Conflict in the Middle East: Resources for Educators
How to Talk About the Israel-Hamas War
Processing Attacks in Israel and the Outbreak of War in the Region
Talking to Children About the Violence in Israel and Gaza
How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War
Resilience in a Time of War: Tips for Parents and Teachers of Teens
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Traveling with the NEA President
Educator Voice & The Role of Unions
Global ESPs United to Increase Respect and Wages
International Summit on the Teaching Profession
Educator Voices Elevated at U.N. Summit
“During the pandemic, the light was shining on the inequities in every one of our systems. Teachers are the ones who stood in those gaps. We must ensure they have respect, agency, support. That we lift them up and thank them.”
Human Rights & Democracy
Supporting and Educating Migrant Refugee Children
Combating Human Trafficking
Global & Inclusive Education
No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State
Reimagining our Futures Together: A New Social Contract for Education
Education at a Glance 2022
Palestinian Students Thrive When They Feel Welcomed in Schools
NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowships
Principles for Effective and Equitable Educational Recovery from COVID
Teach for the Planet
Educators on a Heating Planet: Shaping Education Unions’ Vision for a Just Transition
OECD Investigates Student Readiness to Take on Environmental Challenges
COP 27 Update & Report Out
NEA Solidarity with Ukraine
Students around the world deserve safety, security, and access to quality education – and they deserve to inherit a world at peace… we continue to condemn Russia’s grave and unjustifiable invasion and stand with the people of Ukraine and all those speaking up for peace.
- Becky Pringle
The NEA stands in solidarity our Ukrainian colleagues and supports their educators, students, and school communities during the prolonged full scale invasion.
Teaching in Ukraine After a Year of War
As the war on Ukraine continues, only 25 percent of schools across the country are open, but that hasn't stopped Ukraine's educators in finding new ways to educate their students in the war-torn country and help students cope with trauma.
Global Education Unions Solidarity with Ukraine
Education unions from around the world stand in solidarity. See their messages of support and read Education International and its European Trade Union Committee for Education's joint statement demanding an end to the military aggression and sovereign peace for Ukraine.
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