World Teacher's Day

On October 5 each year, teachers’ organisations worldwide mobilize to ensure that the needs of future generations are taken into consideration. UNESCO inaugurated October 5 as World Teachers’ Day in 1994 to commemorate the joint signing of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers on October 5, 1966. World Teachers’ Day also highlights the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel adopted in 1997. World Teachers’ Day represents a token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development. Ideally, Teachers’ Day will be internationally recognized and celebrated around the world and on this anniversary date, the principles of the 1966 and 1997 Recommendations should be considered for implementation in all nations.