World Teachers Day👩‍🏫

Category: Education
World Teachers Day around the world in 2024
Image: Detail from World Teachers' Day Poster. from UNESCO.

About World Teachers Day

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Dates of World Teachers Day
2025 Various Oct 5
BotswanaSun, Oct 5Observances Holiday
United NationsSun, Oct 5Not A Public Holiday
2024 Various Oct 5
BotswanaSat, Oct 5Observances Holiday
United NationsSat, Oct 5Not A Public Holiday
2023 Various Oct 5
BotswanaThu, Oct 5Observances Holiday
United NationsThu, Oct 5Not A Public Holiday
2022 Various Oct 5
BotswanaWed, Oct 5Observances Holiday
United NationsWed, Oct 5Not A Public Holiday
2021 Various Oct 5
BotswanaTue, Oct 5Observances Holiday
United NationsTue, Oct 5Not A Public Holiday
Summary
World Teachers' Day has been celebrated every year on 5 October since 1994 with the aim of recognising the work and value of education professionals around the world.
Where is World Teachers Day observed in 2024?

Held yearly on October 5th, the International teachers’ day revolves around “acknowledging, evaluating and enhancing the instructors of the world” and gives a chance to consider the issues identified with educators and the teaching process in general.

It is an occasion to reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing the teaching profession in the current context.

UNESCO and its partners have already urged governments to prioritize teachers in education recovery plans, ensuring their participation, protection, training and support.

It is observed as Education Day, a public holiday in Kiribati.

Held since 1994, October 5th commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

World Teachers’ Day is co-convened in partnership with UNICEF, UNDP, the International Labour Organization, and Education International.

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