UNESCO proclaimed 5 October to be World Teachers' Day in 1994, celebrating the great step made for teachers on 5 October 1966, when a special intergovernmental conference convened by UNESCO in Paris adopted the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, in cooperation with the ILO.
This year marks the 28th anniversary of World Teachers' Day, with celebrations taking place across the globe. In 2022, the theme is: “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”. Teachers work hard to inspire, guide, educate and mentor us every day.
What is World Teachers’ Day?
As its name suggests, World Teachers’ Day is an international celebration of teachers. It takes place on 5th October every year.
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) established the celebration in 1994. They chose 5th October as it marks the anniversary of the signing of important guidance and criteria covering teachers’ rights, conditions and more, back in 1966.