To develop education so as to promote international understanding, peace, intercultural cooperation, mutual respect between all peoples and the observance of human rights.
To improve education systems so as to achieve more effective implementation of the right to education for all.
To promote the contribution of comparative education to the study of major world problems by encouraging cooperation by specialists from all over the world.
It was founded following the first World Congress of Comparative Education, held in 1970 in Ottawa, through the amalgamation of four specialized organizations (Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE), Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES), Korean Comparative Education Society (KCES)).
Main activities: The periodic organization of international congresses of comparative education (every three years); a search for new partners specializing in this field; the dissemination of information on the advances in comparative education; and the publication of a directory of specialized institutions in this field.
7th International Conference on Comparative Education and Teacher Training, Sofia, Bulgaria, 30 June-3 July 2009.