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World Teachers' Day

World Teachers’ Day 2022, 2023 and 2024

Every 5 October is World Teachers’ Day, also known as “International Teachers Day”. This UN observance was instituted in 1994 to commemorate the 5 October 1966 signing of the UNESCO Recommendation on the Status of Teachers, also thought of as a “Teaching in Freedom” declaration.

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World Teachers’ Day is dedicated to raising public awareness on issues related to teachers and teaching. These include things like teaching teachers to teach, the importance of all levels of education, and the challenges teachers often face in third world countries.

Without teachers, no one would learn to read or write, do even basic math, or master a host of other subjects and skills that we often take for granted. In short, society depends on teachers to continue to function, and World Teachers’ Day shines the spotlight on that fact.

Previous Years

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