Do your bit: Focus on days highlighting international issues International Days and Observances
World Teachers Day
5 October
On October 5 each year, teachers’ organizations 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 5 October 1966. World Teachers’ Day also highlights the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel adopted in 1997.

On World Teachers’ Day, and on any other day for that matter, the basic message that a teacher needs to receive is quite simple. “We appreciate you”. That message cannot be repeated often enough ...


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Teachers play a very critical role in societal development - in providing the basic knowledge necessary for all of us to be able to lead a productive life.

GDRC recognizes this criticality and reaffirms its committment to uphold the objectives of the World Teachers Day, and work towards better understanding of, and action on, promoting and enhancing basic education, particularly in developing countries

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