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World Teachers’ Day: Know History, Significance and Theme of 2021

Celebrated every year on 5th October, World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, was established in the year of 1994. Know its history, significance, and the theme of the year.

World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is celebrated every year on October 5 to commemorate the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation, concerning the Status of Teachers.

The day is co-convened in partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO), UNICEF, and Education International (EI).

World Teacher’s Day History

Established in 1994, the day commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which sets guidelines regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers, and outlines standards relating to their initial preparation and further education personnel policy, recruitment, employment, and working and learning conditions.

World Teachers’ Day Significance

The day aims to focus on appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world, and this also provides an opportunity to consider issues related to them.

“On World Teachers’ Day, we are not only celebrating every teacher. We are calling on countries to invest in them and prioritize them in global education recovery efforts so that every learner has access to a qualified and supported teacher. Let’s stand with our teachers!”

Joint message from Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labor Organization, Ms. Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, and Mr. David Edwards, General Secretary of Education International, on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day 2021.

World Teachers’ Day 2021 Theme

The 2021 International Teachers Day will be focusing on the theme of “Teachers at the heart of education recovery” that will support teachers to completely contribute to the recovery process during the Covid-19 crisis.

There will be a five-day series of regional and global events that will showcase the effect that the pandemic has had on the teaching profession, and their aim to establish the steps that need to be taken to ensure that the teching personnel develop their full potential.

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