The Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendation concerning Teachers (CEART)
The CEART is a joint project involving UNESCO and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to monitor the implementation of the recommendations.
This committee of 12 independent experts meets every three years to monitor and promote the application of the 1966 and 1997 recommendations.
With these recommendations as their guide, the committee is committed to several endeavours:
- Making recommendations to UNESCO/ILO leadership highlighting major points of concern regarding teaching and education;
- Monitoring the application of UNESCO/ILO international standards;
- Mediating between member states and teacher organizations to resolve disputes;
- Providing a means for teacher’s organizations to lodge appeals in defence of their rights;
- Defending the rights and responsibilities of teachers.
The CEART tackles a wide range of issues: working conditions, academic freedom, violence affecting teachers, teacher migration and mobility, and institutional independence. It is the foremost world body concerned with international standards for teachers.