Teachers Day - History of Day & Future of Teachers

Worldwide Teachers’ organizations commemorate ‘World Teachers Day’, also known as ‘International Teachers Day’, annually on October 5 since 1994.

Public Life

World Teachers' Day is only a global observance and not a public holiday.


On October 5, 1966, the Special Intergovernmental Conference on the Status of Teachers in Paris, France, was closed and the "Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers" was signed by representatives of UNESCO and International Labour Organization. On October 12, 1997, the 29th session of UNESCO's General Conference was opened. During this conference, on November 11, 1997, the "Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel" was adopted. Earlier to this, Teachers' Day has been celebrated various countries around the world. In most countries, Teachers' Day marks the contribution of any famed educator. For instance, in Turkey, 24th November is designated as Teachers' Day due to the thought provided by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who stated that "the new generation will be created by teachers."

Role of Education International (EI)

The education International (EI), the global union federation that represents education professionals worldwide strongly prescribes that World Teachers' Day be internationally recognized and celebrated worldwide. Over 100 countries observe World Teachers' Day.

Theme of 2017’s Teacher’s Day

The theme of this year's World Teachers' Day is "Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers". OR World Teachers' Day: Valuing and improving teachers' status

Teachers’ Day Aim

Teachers’ Day aims at to raise the awareness of the importance of the role played by teachers all over the world.

UNESCO’s Acknowledgement

World Teachers' Day has its significance due to the appreciation on one hand and understanding and awareness on the other to display the contributions that teachers make to educate and development of a character.

International Community on Teacher’s Day

The international community undertook to provide universal primary and secondary education by 2030, and it is estimated that countries will need to recruit 68,8 million primary and secondary education teachers to make this target, added the statement UNESCO.

Canadian Government on Teacher’s Day

In 2002, Canada Post issued a postage stamp to commemorate World Teachers' Day.

Pakistan on Teacher’s Day

Being Muslims and being Pakistanis, we give great importance to our teachers and for us the whole year is a teacher’s day and in order to give tribute to our teachers, we also commemorate Teacher’s Day in our educational institutes.

UNESCO’s Plans/Global Event 5th October 2017

An international conference will take place at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris. It will be a platform for trainers, teachers, researchers, policy-makers, and other stakeholders to celebrate teaching and academic freedom to ensure quality higher education on one hand and to sustain a future for the teaching profession.

People Celebrates Teacher’s Day

Various events are arranged in many countries around the world on or around October 5. These include celebrations to give honor, respect and love to teachers.

Moreover, in the Teacher’s day, children, students and pupils present gifts, flowers and other token of appreciation to their loving teachers.

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