David Edwards

General Secretary, Education International

Began career as a public high school teacher. 2018, elected General Secretary of Education International (EI); youngest elected labour leader of a major trade union. EI is a federation of 32 million teachers and other educators affiliated with unions and associations in 173 countries globally. Worked for seven years as EI’s Deputy General Secretary, directing education policy, advocacy, research and communications. Formerly, served as Associate Director and Head, International Relations Department, National Education Association (NEA) of the United States. Worked for several years in South America and is fluent in Spanish and German. Committed to improving the state of education by protecting teachers and education professionals; focused on Sustainable Development Goal 4- ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all students around the world.

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