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Education International (EI) is a global union federation of teachers' trade unions. As of 2005, it has 345 member organisations in 165 countries and territories, representing over 29 million education personnel from pre-school to university. This makes it the world's largest sectorial global union federation.
EI is associated with the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and enjoys formal associate relations with UNESCO, including the International Bureau of Education (IBE), and has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
The organization holds a World Congress every three years, consiting of delegates from the member organisations. The congress decides on the EI's programme and budget and elects the Executive Board. The international headquarters of EI is based in Brussels, Belgium.
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